noun vaunt·lay \ˈvȯntˌlā, ˈvän-, ˈvan-\

Definition of vauntlay



  1. :  the releasing of a relay of hunting dogs after the quarry has passed and before the rest of the pack has come up; also :  the relay of dogs released in this manner

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Origin and Etymology of vauntlay

3vaunt + -lay (as in relay)

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capable of being understood in two ways

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