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 Dixie, a bluetick coonhound, just cannot shut up at the least opportune times. Tim Neville, Outside Online, "Lindsey Vonn Is Hosting a Reality TV Show with Dogs," 23 Nov. 2020 And is there anything better than a good bluetick coonhound? Ike Morgan |, al, "’Down in Alabama’: Elections, war on privet and a good bluetick," 4 Nov. 2020 Warming up, the young receiver caught a pass that took him out of bounds and into the neighborhood of a certain bluetick coonhound. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Alot’s happened in the 5,000 days since Alabama last lost to Tennessee," 29 June 2020 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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8 Dec 2020

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“Bluetick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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