Definition of foxhound in English:

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foxhound

Pronunciation: /ˈfäksˌhound/

noun

A dog of a smooth-haired breed with drooping ears, often trained to hunt foxes in packs over long distances.
Example sentences
  • By the late thirteenth century, King Edward I had a royal pack of foxhounds but it was not until several centuries later that foxhunting was generally taken up by the nobility.
  • The pack of harrier hounds - a smaller breed of dog than foxhounds, but larger than beagles - is kept at kennels near Gisburn.
  • He said Yorkshire had one of the highest concentrations of mounted foxhounds, beagle packs and terrier and lurchermen, from moorland fox packs to ratters in Leeds and Sheffield.
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