foxhunting

noun

fox·​hunt·​ing ˈfäks-ˌhən-tiŋ How to pronounce foxhunting (audio)
: a pastime in which participants on horseback ride over the countryside following a pack of hounds on the trail of a fox
foxhunt intransitive verb

Examples of foxhunting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the six-acre National Sporting Library & Museum, founded in 1954, visitors can explore the heritage and history of foxhunting, steeplechasing, and many other classic hunt country pastimes. Sarah Zlotnick, Country Living, 8 Nov. 2022 South Hamilton’s foxhunting and private country club, Myopia Hunt Club, is featured in the movie, as is one Cambridge house. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 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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Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 24 Jun. 2024.

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