Meaning of American foxhound

Amer'ican fox'hound

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of an American breed of medium-sized dogs having a smooth, glossy coat usually black, tan, and white in color, a square-cut muzzle, hanging ears, and a moderately high-set tail, used for hunting both in packs or individually, tailing the game by scent. Cf.
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