- a sport in which mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox.
Origin of fox hunting
First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for fox-hunting
Fox-hunting bans and motor transport have played their part in the literary decline.The Best of Brit Lit
April 1, 2010
They never got over their love for fox-hunting and pigeon-shooting.Ben Comee
M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
From all that I could learn, head-hunting is a sport, like fox-hunting in England.Where the Strange Trails Go Down
E. Alexander Powell
The said ham was just prepared for the colonels supper; but in fox-hunting all is forgiven.
Fox-hunting for two centuries has been the natural pastime of the Virginia gentry.
Fox-hunting is not the theme, but the conversation is loud, animated, and discursive.Seeing and Hearing
George W. E. Russell
- a sport in which hunters follow a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fox
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Word Origin and History for fox-hunting
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