from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various medium-sized short-haired hounds developed for fox hunting, especially either of two breeds, the English foxhound and the American foxhound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a special breed of hounds used for chasing foxes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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  • Patrons came in wellies and tweed, despite the sunshine, for an event that boasted a foxhound parade, warm beer and the chance to place a £1 bet on the dubiously titled gambling game "ferret in a bin".

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  • I looked down at my hands, young hands, covered in dark river mud, and in them the stiff, cold body of a dead foxhound.

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  • As a handler, she's won best in breed with several German shorthaired pointers, an English setter, a Rhodesian ridgeback and a foxhound, among others, and has placed several times in the next level -- the group competition.

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  • It was an enormous Boer hunting-dog, a mongrel in whose blood ran mastiff and bulldog and foxhound, and Heaven knows what beside.

    Prester John

  • By the time they all got there, the howling and barking had subsided, and Tommy was in the custody of the Master of the Hounds, for it appeared that Highleigh Court was home to a foxhound pack, and Tommy had decided the half-grown pups were irresistible.

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