What is Hounders?

Hounders definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

one of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent, especially one with a long face and large drooping ears.
Informal. any dog.
a mean, despicable person.
Informal. an addict or devotee: an autograph hound.
one of the pursuers in the game of hare and hounds.