foxhunting

noun
fox·hunt·ing | \ˈfäks-ˌhən-tiŋ \

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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foxhunt \ˈfäks-ˌhənt \ intransitive verb

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of foxhunting

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

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