blue·​tick | \ ˈblü-ˌtik How to pronounce bluetick (audio) \

Definition of bluetick

: any of a breed of tricolor coonhounds of American origin having the white areas of the coat usually heavily ticked with black

Examples of bluetick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prior to home games the entire Volunteers football team is led onto the field by Smokey, a bluetick coonhound. Torrey Hart,, "The Greatest Mascots in College Football History," 12 Aug. 2019 An officer found a stray bluetick coonhound with no identification. Washington Post, "Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of bluetick

1890, in the meaning defined above

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