Meaning of “foxhound” in the English Dictionary

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"foxhound" in British English

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foxhoundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒks.haʊnd/ us /ˈfɑːks.haʊnd/

Examples from literature

  • His right hand is as delicate an organ as a foxhound's nose. 
  • Off in the woods a mile away sounded the deep, mellow tones of two foxhounds. 
  • Six foxhounds burst out at once upon the little heath, with a cry resembling the noise of a triumph. 
  • The baying of hounds, as if in 'full cry,' sounded closer and closer, and suddenly, out of the shadow of some trees, a number of foxhounds, running at full speed, appeared in the clear light of the moon. 
  • 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. 

(Definition of “foxhound” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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