- to drive (a fox or other animal) from a den or lair.
- to release from or as if from a kennel: to unkennel hounds before a hunt; to unkennel a gang of cutthroats.
- to make known; disclose or uncover.
- to come out of a kennel, den, lair, or the like.
Origin of unkennel
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Examples from the Web for unkennel
It is the intention of the first consul gradually to unkennel this clattering race of females, when it can be done with safety.The Stranger in France
Now, said he to his captains, as he found himself beyond the Marches, we must unkennel this young red fox.Runnymede and Lincoln Fair
When they unkennel a lion or a tiger, they pursue him till he stops to defend himself.
- to release from a kennel
- to drive from a hole or lair
- rare to bring to light
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