fox hunting

  1. a sport in which mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox.

Origin of fox hunting

First recorded in 1665–75

Other words from fox hunting

  • fox hunter, noun

Words Nearby fox hunting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fox hunting in a sentence

  • Fox-hunting bans and motor transport have played their part in the literary decline.

    The Best of Brit Lit | Peter Stothard | April 1, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The reader now knows that the pity thus bestowed upon that pitiful fox-hunting turncoat was utterly thrown away.

  • The old man answered with a fox-hunting yell and Hale stepped behind a bush.

  • Harrison Wiggins, widely known as a lover of fox hunting, and highly respected as a citizen, was one of the early wagoners.

    The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
  • Fox-hunting 'll go on when your great-grandfather's your youngest son, farmer; or t' other way.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
  • After leaving college Waterton stayed at home with his father, and enjoyed fox-hunting for a while.

    Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton

British Dictionary definitions for fox-hunting


  1. a sport in which hunters follow a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fox

Derived forms of fox-hunting

  • fox-hunter, noun

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