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 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 | Imorgan@al.com, 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 | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alot’s happened in the 5,000 days since Alabama last lost to Tennessee," 29 June 2020 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

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Coonhound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coonhound. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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