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Any of various medium-sized short-haired hounds developed for fox hunting, especially the English foxhound or the American foxhound.
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(Animals) either of two breeds (the English and the American) of dog having a short smooth coat and pendent ears. Though not large (height about 60 cm or 23 in.) they have great stamina and are usually kept for hunting foxes
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any of several breeds of hounds trained to hunt foxes, typically medium-sized dogs with hanging ears, straight legs, and a short glossy coat of black, tan, and white.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foxhound - medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxesfoxhound - medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
American foxhound - an American breed of foxhounds used for hunting both in packs and individually
Walker foxhound, Walker hound - an American breed of foxhound
English foxhound - an English breed slightly larger than the American foxhounds originally used to hunt in packs
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[ˈfɒkshaʊnd] nfox-hound mfox-hunting foxhunting [ˈfɒkshʌntɪŋ] nchasse f au renard
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(foks) plural ˈfoxes noun
a type of reddish-brown wild animal which looks like a dog.
to puzzle or confuse. She was completely foxed.
ˈfoxy adjective
1. clever in a deceitful way. He's a foxy fellow.
2. like a fox. She had rather foxy features.
ˈfoxhound noun
a kind of dog trained to chase foxes.
fox terrier
a kind of dog formerly trained to drive foxes out of their holes in the ground.
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References in classic literature ?
They tell me that if the fox would remain in the bosom of the frozen earth he would be safe, or if be would run in a straight line away no foxhound could overtake him; but, having left his pursuers far behind, he stops to rest and listen till they come up, and when he runs he circles round to his old haunts, where the hunters await him.
Nutting had a famous foxhound named Burgoyne -- he pronounced it Bugine -- which my informant used to borrow.
As I watched him I was irresistibly reminded of a pure-blooded well-trained foxhound as it dashes backwards and forwards through the covert, whining in its eagerness, until it comes across the lost scent.
When we descended I followed Holmes into the stable yard, where he opened the door of a loose-box and led out a squat, lop-eared, white-and-tan dog, something between a beagle and a foxhound.
I would keep a pack of foxhounds, and drink a bottle of wine a day."
Six foxhounds burst at once upon the little heath, with mingling yelps of triumph.
Four Masters of Foxhounds were at table, and in a mellow hour the Inspector told them stories of the Gihon Hunt.
Then the Inspector translated a few of its significations and implications to the four Masters of Foxhounds. He left three days later with eight couple of the best hounds in England--a free and a friendly and an ample gift from four packs to the Gihon Hunt.
Trained by Geoff Harker at Thirsk and owned by a syndicate largely made up of regulars at The Foxhound Inn at Scarborough, the grey now has the loftiest of targets.
The force caused outrage when it revealed its officers deliberately ran over a foxhound in their patrol car after it escaped onto the expressway at 4am near Llanfairfechan.
The police said at the time that a decision was taken that the foxhound - which was running loose on the A55 and had bitten an officer who attempted to contain it - had to be knocked down to "minimise risk to motorists".