Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various medium-sized short-haired hounds developed for fox hunting, especially the English foxhound or the American foxhound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hound for chasing foxes: a variety of hound in which are combined, in the highest degree of excellence, fleetness, strength, spirit, fine scent, perseverance, and subordination.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of a special breed of hounds used for chasing foxes.

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

  • noun A breed of medium sized dog bred for hunting.

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

  • noun medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes

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Examples

  • About the middle of the last century a new and improved kind of foxhound was produced; the greyhound was also greatly improved at the end of the last century, while the true bulldog was brought to perfection about the same period.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Separate, individual portraits show the English foxhound Barbaro and Calypso, a French foxhound.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Separate, individual portraits show the English foxhound Barbaro and Calypso, a French foxhound.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Separate, individual portraits show the English foxhound Barbaro and Calypso, a French foxhound.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Separate, individual portraits show the English foxhound Barbaro and Calypso, a French foxhound.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • I just picked up a 14 month old English foxhound at my local ASPCA facility.

    What's The Best All-Around Hunting Dog?

  • Levering a weak and swearing crew member out of the smelly matrix of slippery gel, hauling him or her over buck naked to the shower corner and scrubbing the gel and loose skin off — it was like grooming muddy horses, or helping a foxhound bitch to whelp puppies.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • A: American bulldog, American foxhound, American mastiff, American pit bull terrier …

    Asking Stupid Questions « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

  • I just picked up a 14 month old English foxhound at my local ASPCA facility.

    What's The Best All-Around Hunting Dog?

  • Separate, individual portraits show the English foxhound Barbaro and Calypso, a French foxhound.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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