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From hound +‎ -ing.



  1. Present participle of hound.


hounding (plural houndings)

  1. Pursuit, especially when persistent or relentless.
    • 2011, "Embraceable you", The Economist, 30 Jul 2011:
      Elsewhere, the hounding of Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank who briefly flirted with politics, was vindictive.
  2. (nautical) The part of a mast below the hounds and above the deck.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.