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Definition of "coursing" [cours•ing]

  • Hunting with dogs trained to chase game by sight instead of scent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coursing" in a sentence
  • "Feeling the adrenalin coursing through me, I struggle to retain control."
  • "(Hare coursing is letting greyhounds chase hares in a field — a sort of libertarian dog racing without the bother of a track.) "In the minds of ordinary people," Mike said, hunting is "not an issue of class but an issue of behavior.""
  • "Hare coursing is banned, though it's working-class."