beagle /ˈbiːɡ(ə)l/

b

I. noun

a small hound of a breed with a short coat, used for hunting hares.
II. verb [no obj.] (usu. as noun beagling)

1. hunt with beagles.

he used to go beagling.
III. derivatives

beagler
noun


– origin late 15th cent.: perhaps from Old French beegueule ‘open-mouthed’, from beer ‘open wide’ + gueule ‘throat’.

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