electric hare


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electric hare

n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) (in greyhound racing) a model of a hare, mounted on an electrified rail, which the dogs chase
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There were tears and a souvenir - one spectator nicked the track's electric hare at the finish - as a crowd of more than 700, the best for "many, many years", witnessed the end of greyhound racing.
The piece goes on to say though that 'fortunately the public goes its own way in these things, and the electric hare has as little to fear from its critics as the greyhounds it eludes so easily'.
Greyhound racing on a long circular course using an artificial electric hare was first introduced into Britain in 1926.