fox·​hound | \ ˈfäks-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce foxhound (audio) \

Definition of foxhound

: any of various large swift powerful hounds of great endurance used in hunting foxes and developed to form several breeds and many distinctive strains — compare american foxhound, english foxhound

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Recent Examples on the Web The team was called Franklin’s Friends after the doctors’ beloved foxhound, Franklin. Kate Santich,, "Couples' holiday rum balls raise big bucks for pet charity," 13 Dec. 2017 Hs served as joint master of foxhounds at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt for 21 years. Staff Report, The Aegis, "Harford County horseman Thomas Voss inducted into National Racing Museum Hall of Fame," 4 Aug. 2017 Beagles, foxhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, bassets and other hound breeds tend to be mellow around horses. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "How to take your dog horseback riding," 28 July 2017 But last year’s scarcest breed was the venerable American foxhound, part of the AKC’s roster since 1886. Jennifer Peltz, Twin Cities, "New rankings show America’s most popular dog breeds," 21 Mar. 2017 The children's book, inspired by a real laboratory dog, is about a foxhound that has never been outside a lab cage till a ladybug leads her on an adventure that leads to a home with a solitary young girl who has secrets of her own. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: CT Authors Trail Hosting Dozens Of Free Talks," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of foxhound

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foxhound was circa 1763

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“Foxhound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of foxhound

: a type of quick and strong dog that is often trained to hunt foxes

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