noun \ˈbē-gəl\

: a type of small dog used for hunting that has smooth black, brown, and white fur

Full Definition of BEAGLE

:  any of a breed of small short-legged smooth-coated often black, white, and tan hounds

Illustration of BEAGLE

Origin of BEAGLE

Middle English begle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with BEAGLE


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Beagle—Sally Anne Thompson/EB Inc.

Breed of small hound, popular as both a pet and a hunter. It looks like a small foxhound, with large brown eyes, hanging ears, and a short coat that is usually a combination of black, tan, and white. Beagles are solidly built and heavy for their height. Two sizes are recognized: those standing less than 13 in. (33 cm) and weighing about 18 lbs (8 kg), and those standing about 15 in. (38 cm) and weighing about 30 lbs (13.5 kg). Beagles generally excel as rabbit hunters and are typically alert and affectionate.


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