blue·​tick ˈblü-ˌtik How to pronounce bluetick (audio)
: 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 Smokey, the Vols’ lovely bluetick coonhound mascot and the rest of the pups, had to be covering their eyes at this one, only made worse as this was the only FBS-FCS matchup of the entire weekend. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 23 Oct. 2022 Dixie, a bluetick coonhound, just cannot shut up at the least opportune times. Tim Neville, Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2020 And is there anything better than a good bluetick coonhound? Ike Morgan |, al, 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, 29 June 2020 Prior to home games the entire Volunteers football team is led onto the field by Smokey, a bluetick coonhound. Torrey Hart,, 12 Aug. 2019 An officer found a stray bluetick coonhound with no identification. Washington Post, 6 June 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bluetick was in 1890

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“Bluetick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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