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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.
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Origin of foxhound

First recorded in 1755–65; fox + hound1
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Related Words for foxhound

hound, courser, chaser, foxhound

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Historical Examples of foxhound

  • Finally, they secured the help of a trapper who owned a big English foxhound.

    Forest Neighbors

    William Davenport Hulbert

  • The sound was such as is the yelp of a foxhound drawing a cover.

  • A foxhound scents the trail of his game and tracks it straight to a killing.

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    Charles Phelps Cushing

  • Every stitch of canvas she could carry was set on board the Foxhound.

  • The Foxhound and her prizes were slowly making their way to England.

British Dictionary definitions for foxhound


  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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Word Origin and History for foxhound


1763, from fox (n.) + hound (n.).

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