black and tan coonhound

noun
  1. one of an American breed of large, powerful hound dogs having a short, dense, black coat with tan markings above the eyes and on the muzzle, chest, legs, feet, and breech, and low-set, drooping ears, used for hunting raccoons, opossums, and other larger game.

Origin of black and tan coonhound

First recorded in 1945–50
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