Course, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coursed ); 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.
Cours·ing 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
n : hunting with dogs that are trained to chase game by sight
instead of by scent