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fox hunting

a sport in which mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox.
Origin of fox hunting
First recorded in 1665-75
Related forms
fox hunter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His best work is descriptive of fox-hunting, a sport to which he was passionately devoted.

    The Age of Tennyson Hugh Walker
  • They never got over their love for fox-hunting and pigeon-shooting.

    Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Binks (Sir Bingo), a fox-hunting baronet, and visitor at the Spa.

  • fox-hunting for two centuries has been the natural pastime of the Virginia gentry.

  • The more civilized forms, such as fox-hunting and racing, increased in favour.

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • The said ham was just prepared for the colonels supper; but in fox-hunting all is forgiven.

  • He delighted in fox-hunting, although never a racer or in any sense a sporting man.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • fox-hunting is not the theme, but the conversation is loud, animated, and discursive.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • Look at the men that get killed or lamed every year at steeple-chasing, fox-hunting, cricket, and foot-ball!

    Cashel Byron's Profession George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for fox-hunting


a sport in which hunters follow a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fox
Derived Forms
fox-hunter, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fox-hunting

1670s, from fox (n.) + hunting. Related: Fox-hunt; fox-hunter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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