coursing

noun
cours·​ing | \ ˈkȯr-siŋ How to pronounce coursing (audio) \

Definition of coursing

1 : the pursuit of running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent
2 : the act of one that courses

Examples of coursing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thursday, a very significant slice of that age group already has one vaccine or another coursing through their veins. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2021 Releasing the brake sends the engine's full power coursing through the all-wheel-drive system, which shuffles torque to all four wheels. David Beard, Car and Driver, 23 Apr. 2020 Babs and Riley were entered in the outlaw events (for lure coursing and rat hunt). Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 18 July 2019 Both days saw a full schedule of events, including categories for racing, conformation, trailing and locating, GTG/SE, rat roundup, agility, lure coursing, and Outlaw Terrier games. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 18 July 2019 The United States scored early, but France did not wilt, the rhythm of the game beating ever faster, its pulse racing and its blood coursing. New York Times, 28 June 2019 The conductor Bertrand de Billy led a coursing, richly detailed and colorful account of the score. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of coursing

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Coursing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coursing. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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