foxhound

noun
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

Examples of foxhound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In October, a four-year-old foxhound was rescued from a drain pipe in Boston after the dog snuck into the storm drain during a walk with his owner. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 6 Nov. 2021 The foxhound scaled an 8-foot fence and went hunting. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Jan. 2021 The team was called Franklin’s Friends after the doctors’ beloved foxhound, Franklin. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, 13 Dec. 2017 Hs served as joint master of foxhounds at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt for 21 years. Staff Report, The Aegis, 4 Aug. 2017 Beagles, foxhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, bassets and other hound breeds tend to be mellow around horses. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, 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, 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, courant.com, 28 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of foxhound

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

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“Foxhound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foxhound. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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