noun Date: 1674 a pastime in which participants on horseback ride over the countryside following a pack of hounds on the trail of a fox • foxhunt intransitive verb

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  • Foxhunting — ➡ field sports * * *       chase of the fox by horsemen with a pack of hounds (dog). In England (United Kingdom), the home of the sport, foxhunting dates from at least the 15th century. In its inception, it was probably an adjunct to stag and… …   Universalium

  • foxhunting — fox|hunt|ing [ˈfɔksˌhʌntıŋ US ˈfa:ks ] n [U] the sport of hunting ↑foxes with dogs while riding on a horse >foxhunt n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • foxhunting — noun (U) the sport of hunting foxes (fox1 (1)) with dogs while riding on a horse fox hunting adjective foxhunt noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • foxhunting — foxˈhunting noun • • • Main Entry: ↑fox …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cottesmore Hunt — The Cottesmore Hunt, which hunts mostly in Rutland, is one of the oldest fox hunts in Britain. Its name comes from the village of Cottesmore where the hounds were kennelled. Contents 1 History 2 Country 3 Post ban 4 …   Wikipedia

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