coursing


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cours·ing

 (kôr′sĭng)
n.
Hunting with dogs trained to chase game by sight instead of scent.

coursing

(ˈkɔːsɪŋ)
n
1. (Hunting) hunting with hounds or dogs that follow their quarry by sight
2. (Hunting) a sport in which hounds are matched against one another in pairs for the hunting of hares by sight

cours•ing

(ˈkɔr sɪŋ, ˈkoʊr-)

n.
the sport of pursuing game with dogs that follow by sight rather than by scent.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coursing - hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
Translations

coursing

[ˈkɔːsɪŋ] Ncaza f con perros

coursing

n (Sport) → Hetzjagd f, → Hatz f, → Hetze f
References in classic literature ?
Haley's horse, which was a white one, and very fleet and spirited, appeared to enter into the spirit of the scene with great gusto; and having for his coursing ground a lawn of nearly half a mile in extent, gently sloping down on every side into indefinite woodland, he appeared to take infinite delight in seeing how near he could allow his pursuers to approach him, and then, when within a hand's breadth, whisk off with a start and a snort, like a mischievous beast as he was and career far down into some alley of the wood-lot.
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
The crisp, fresh mountain air outside the cave acted as an immediate tonic and I felt new life and new courage coursing through me.
Down his cheeks there were coursing tears--though less through grief than owing to a long-standing affliction of the eyes.