hare and hounds
noun Date: 1840 a game in which some of the players leave a trail and others try to follow the trail to find and catch them

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  • Hare and Hounds — may refer to: *Paper Chase (aka: Hare Hounds) A running race laying where a hare leaves a trail of paper to follow. *Hare and Hound (Motorcycle Race) An off road motorcycle race *Hare and Hounds (Board Game) A simple boardgame where 3 hounds… …   Wikipedia

  • Hare and hounds — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hare and hounds — n. a game in which some players, called “hounds,” chase others, called “hares,” who have left a trail of paper scraps along their route …   English World dictionary

  • hare and hounds — hare′ and hounds′ n. gam a game of chase in which one player scatters a trail of paper bits for others to follow • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • hare and hounds — noun an outdoor game; one group of players (the hares) start off on a long run scattering bits of paper (the scent) and pursuers (the hounds) try to catch them before they reach a designated spot • Syn: ↑paper chase • Hypernyms: ↑game * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hare and hounds — n. outdoor game of chase in which some of the players (the hares) leave a trail of paper and the others (the hounds) try to follow the trail and find and catch them …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hare and hounds — an outdoor game in which certain players, the hares, start off in advance on a long run, scattering small pieces of paper, called the scent, with the other players, the hounds, following the trail so marked in an effort to catch the hares before… …   Universalium

  • hare and hounds — noun a game in which a group of people chase another person or group across the countryside …   English new terms dictionary

  • hare and hounds — noun a kind of paperchase …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hare and Hounds (board game) — Hare and Hounds is a two player strategic, deterministic board game. The game originated in 19th century France, where it is said to have been popular with military officers during the Franco Prussian War. The game is also known as the French… …   Wikipedia

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