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 On their second date, at the Barker Field dog park in Richmond, Mr. Ledesma’s redbone coonhound, Sami, met Sullivan. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 Betty takes over the mantle from last year's winner: Lieutenant Dan, a two-legged coonhound. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2021 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 | Imorgan@al.com, 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 | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 29 June 2020 Her wounds were consistent with a dog attack, and investigators found two pet coonhounds in the home. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, 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, 12 Aug. 2019 That’s also the age of her redbone coonhound, Racer. Susan Hoffman, latimes.com, 2 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of coonhound

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 3 Jul. 2022.

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