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Coursing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COURSING, ppr. Hunting; chasing; running; flowing; compelling to run.
COURSING, n. The act or sport of chasing and hunting hares, foxes or deer.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent

Merriam Webster's

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. We coursed him at the heels. --Shak. 2. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer. 3. To run through or over. The bounding steed courses the dusty plain. --Pope.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coursing Cours"ing (k?rs"?ng), n. The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent. In coursing of a deer, or hart, with greyhounds. --Bacon

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Coursing is a sport in which rabbits or hares are hunted with dogs.

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