[ houn-ding ]
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  1. the portion of a lower mast between the cheeks or hounds and the deck.

  2. the portion of an upper mast between the cap of the mast below and the hounds above.

  1. the part of a bowsprit projecting beyond the stem.

Origin of hounding

First recorded in 1850–55; hound2 + -ing1

Words Nearby hounding

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How to use hounding in a sentence

  • The writer circulated the first petition to get the law enacted prohibiting the hounding of deer.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • When they'd had enough hounding and restriction, they rose in their might.

    The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
  • What meant this inhuman hounding of men so highly honored in the community?

    The Life of John Taylor | B. H. Roberts
  • Ever since he won that cup he's been hounding me—by letter, by telephone and by word of mouth.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • But, glancing over his shoulder, he saw a hounding form behind, catching him as though he were walking.

    Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant