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hounding

[ houn-ding ]
/ ˈhaʊn dɪŋ /
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noun Nautical.
the portion of a lower mast between the cheeks or hounds and the deck.
the portion of an upper mast between the cap of the mast below and the hounds above.
the part of a bowsprit projecting beyond the stem.
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Origin of hounding

First recorded in 1850–55; hound2 + -ing1
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