Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "holloa" [hol•loa]

  • Alternative form of hollo. (interjection)
  • Alternative form of hollo. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "holloa" in a sentence
  • "They sent up a "holloa" that rang through the trees."
  • "In hunting, the pace will not always hold a horse, because hounds may check at any moment, the start to a "holloa" may prove a false alarm, and leaving out the uncertain behaviour of foxes, a sudden stoppage may be caused by an impossible fence, river, railway, or by a variety of causes which would amply prove the fallacy of the pace holding a hard puller in the hunting field."
  • "[202-*] The late Sir Richard Sutton, Master of the Quorn, used to say that he liked "to stick to the band and keep hold of the bridle," that is to say, make his pack hold to the line of the fox as long as they could; but there were times when he could not resist the temptation of a sure "holloa," and off he would start at a tremendous pace, for he was always a bruising rider, with a blast or two upon his "little merry-toned horn" which he had the art of blowing better than other people."