[ foks-hound ]
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  1. any of several breeds of medium-sized hounds trained to hunt foxes and having a glossy coat in combinations of black, tan, and white.

Origin of foxhound

First recorded in 1755–65; fox + hound1

Words Nearby foxhound Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use foxhound in a sentence

  • The "foxhound" was ordered down from Shanghai, and converted into a passenger steamer, for the benefit of our ship's company.

    In Eastern Seas | J. J. Smith
  • The poor little "foxhound" had a lively time of it, and proved herself unequal to such a buffetting.

    In Eastern Seas | J. J. Smith
  • Suddenly a wave of recollection swept over him and he gave tongue like a foxhound.

    Elkan Lubliner, American | Montague Glass
  • It included two greyhounds, a rough-coated deerhound, a foxhound, and the fawn-colored crossbred mentioned above.

  • The foxhound is about two feet in height, and 120 of them would be considered an ample number for a quiet little fox hunt.

British Dictionary definitions for foxhound


/ (ˈfɒksˌhaʊnd) /

  1. either of two breeds (the English and the American) of dog having a short smooth coat and pendent ears. Though not large (height about 60 cm or 23 in.) they have great stamina and are usually kept for hunting foxes

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