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

Examples of foxhunting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web South Hamilton’s foxhunting and private country club, Myopia Hunt Club, is featured in the movie, as is one Cambridge house. Diti Kohli,, 11 Feb. 2021 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, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of foxhunting

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

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