foxhunting

noun
fox·​hunt·​ing | \ ˈfäks-ˌhən-tiŋ How to pronounce foxhunting (audio) \

Definition of foxhunting

: a pastime in which participants on horseback ride over the countryside following a pack of hounds on the trail of a fox

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Other Words from foxhunting

foxhunt \ ˈfäks-​ˌhənt How to pronounce foxhunt (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of foxhunting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conservatives tend to be upset by his enthusiasm for Islam and his environmentalism; liberals object to his vehement defense of foxhunting and his protectiveness of Britain’s ancient social hierarchies. Zoë Heller, The New Yorker, "Where Prince Charles Went Wrong," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of foxhunting

1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foxhunting was in 1674

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“Foxhunting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foxhunting. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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foxhunting

noun
How to pronounce foxhunting (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of foxhunting

: an activity in which people riding horses hunt foxes by using specially trained dogs

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