Coursing Cours"ing (k?rs"?ng), n. The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent. [1913 Webster]

In coursing of a deer, or hart, with greyhounds. --Bacon [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Coursing — is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs chiefly greyhounds and other sighthounds catching their prey by speed, running by sight and not by scent. Coursing was a common hunting technique, practised by the nobility, the landed and wealthy,… …   Wikipedia

  • coursing — [kuʀsiŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1828; mot angl., « chasse ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Chasse à courre au lièvre (avec des lévriers). Course de lévriers. 0 Ainsi un lévrier trop malin devine les « trucs » du coursing et y devient fraudeur. Montherlant, les Bestiaires,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coursing — index fluvial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coursing — [kôr′siŋ] n. 1. the action of a person or thing that courses 2. hunting with hounds trained to follow game by sight rather than scent …   English World dictionary

  • coursing — /kawr sing, kohr /, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that courses. 2. the sport of pursuing game with dogs that follow by sight rather than by scent. [1530 40; COURSE + ING1] * * * ▪ sport       the pursuit of game by hounds hunting by sight… …   Universalium

  • Coursing — Greyhounds auf der Rennbahn Windhundrennen sind ein Hundesport für Windhunde. Es gibt zwei Arten des Windhundrennens, nämlich das Rennen auf einer festen Rennbahn, bei dem es ausschließlich um die Geschwindigkeit der teilnehmenden Hunde geht, und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Coursing — Poursuite à vue sur leurre La poursuite à vue sur leurre (PVL) ou coursing est une épreuve où 2 lévriers, du 10e groupe, poursuivent un leurre sur un terrain naturel de 1 à 3 hectares (à la différence du racing qui se déroule sur cynodrome).… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coursing — Course Course, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coursed} (k?rst)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coursing}.] 1. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue. [1913 Webster] We coursed him at the heels. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to chase after or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coursing — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)sɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Coursing is a sport in which rabbits or hares are hunted with dogs …   English dictionary

  • coursing — noun Date: 1538 1. the pursuit of running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent 2. the act of one that courses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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