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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 coursing
      n : hunting with dogs that are trained to chase game by sight
          instead of by scent