coonhound

noun
coon·​hound | \ ˈkün-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce coonhound (audio) \

Definition of coonhound

: a sporting dog trained to hunt raccoons especially : black-and-tan coonhound

Examples of coonhound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her wounds were consistent with a dog attack, and investigators found two pet coonhounds in the home. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "New York woman killed in dog attack at her home, had two pet coonhounds," 10 Sep. 2019 Prior to home games the entire Volunteers football team is led onto the field by Smokey, a bluetick coonhound. Torrey Hart, SI.com, "The Greatest Mascots in College Football History," 12 Aug. 2019 That’s also the age of her redbone coonhound, Racer. Susan Hoffman, latimes.com, "From ThunderShirts to cannabis products, owners look to soothe their pets during the roar of the Fourth," 2 July 2019 Since starting her rescue in Oakville, a town near Toronto, Doherty and her dedicated group of volunteers and foster parents have helped find homes for over 1,500 beagles, along with numerous Labs and coonhounds. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Palace Life and Car Rides with the Queen — Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog Is Living His Own Fairy Tale," 24 May 2018 That’s also the age of her redbone coonhound, Racer. Susan Hoffman, latimes.com, "From ThunderShirts to cannabis products, owners look to soothe their pets during the roar of the Fourth," 2 July 2019 Since starting her rescue in Oakville, a town near Toronto, Doherty and her dedicated group of volunteers and foster parents have helped find homes for over 1,500 beagles, along with numerous Labs and coonhounds. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Palace Life and Car Rides with the Queen — Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog Is Living His Own Fairy Tale," 24 May 2018 An animal control officer picked up the brown merle English coonhound mix. Washington Post, "Prince George’s County Animal Watch," 27 June 2017 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 coonhound

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Coonhound.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coonhound. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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