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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a hound of either of two breeds (American foxhound and English foxhound) with a close, hard coat of black, tan, and white and ears set close to the head: the English breed has a heavier build, but both are noted for their endurance and have been trained to hunt foxes and other game
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various medium-sized short-haired hounds developed for fox hunting, especially either of two breeds, the English foxhound and the American foxhound.