Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Hunting with dogs trained to chase game by sight instead of scent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sport of pursuing hares or other game with greyhounds, when the game is started in sight of the hounds.
  • noun Disputing in the schools. See courser, 3.
  • noun In coal-mining, regulation of the ventilation of a mine by systematically conducting the air through it by means of various doors, stoppings, and brattices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of course.
  • noun The "sport" of chasing wild animals, especially hares, with dogs by sight rather than by scent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Support

Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word coursing.

Examples

  • Feeling the adrenalin coursing through me, I struggle to retain control.

    New Weekly Contest: Best Hunting Story Wins a Leatherman

  • Feeling the adrenalin coursing through me, I struggle to retain control.

    New Weekly Contest: Best Hunting Story Wins a Leatherman

  • The breach sent a churning sea of water from Lake Pontchartrain coursing across Lakeview and into Mid-City, Carrollton, Gentilly, City Park and neighborhoods farther south and east.

    09/03/2005

  • Hare coursing is banned, though it's working-class.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • The breach sent a churning sea of water from Lake Pontchartrain coursing across Lakeview and into Mid-City, Carrollton, Gentilly, City Park and neighborhoods farther south and east.

    Think Progress » Chertoff Learned of Levee Failure 36 Hours After Mayor Nagin?

  • Hare coursing is banned, though it's working-class.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • (Hare coursing is letting greyhounds chase hares in a field — a sort of libertarian dog racing without the bother of a track.) "In the minds of ordinary people," Mike said, hunting is "not an issue of class but an issue of behavior."

    Masters of the Hunt

  • (Hare coursing is letting greyhounds chase hares in a field — a sort of libertarian dog racing without the bother of a track.) "In the minds of ordinary people," Mike said, hunting is "not an issue of class but an issue of behavior."

    Masters of the Hunt

  • The breach sent a churning sea of water from Lake Pontchartrain coursing across Lakeview and into Mid-City, Carrollton, Gentilly, City Park and neighborhoods farther south and east.

    09/04/2005

  • Go to google, type in "now i feel your name coursing through my veins lyrics" the spill canvas, lullaby

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.