- one of a breed of small hounds having long ears, short legs, and a usually black, tan, and white coat.
Origin of beagle
Related Words for beagledetective, gumshoe, sleuth, beagle, mongrel, canine, mutt, afghan, pointer, basset, poodle, dachshund, pooch, airedale, retriever, eye, inspector, investigator, operative, PI
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He has been a beagle hound, nose down, on my smell, pursuing it.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
The "Beagle" has gone back to Bahia, and will pick me up on its return.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)
In a few days time the "Beagle" will sail for the Galapagos Islands.More Letters of Charles Darwin
Being the second part of the Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle, etc.Life of Charles Darwin
G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Darwin was only three years back from the voyage of the "Beagle."
- a small sturdy breed of hound, having a smooth dense coat usually of white, tan, and black; often used (esp formerly) for hunting hares
- archaic a person who spies on others
- (intr) to hunt with beagles, normally on foot