American foxhound


: any of a breed of foxhounds developed in the U.S. that are smaller than the English foxhound but with longer ears and a short glossy coat usually of black, tan, and white

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American foxhound was in 1856

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“American foxhound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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