foxhound

[foks-hound]

noun

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
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Related Words for foxhound

hound, courser, chaser

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British Dictionary definitions for foxhound

foxhound

noun

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
n.

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

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