hound dog


hound dog
noun
any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑hound
Derivationally related forms: ↑hound (for: ↑hound)
Hypernyms: ↑hunting dog
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑pack

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noun
chiefly South : hound

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1. Chiefly Southern U.S. Dial. hound1 (def. 1).
2. (cap.) Mil. a jet-propelled air-to-ground missile designed to be launched from B-52 aircraft and having nuclear capability.
[1640-50, Amer.]

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hound dog,
Southern U.S. a hound.

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ˈhound dog 7 [hound dog] noun (NAmE)
(especially in the southern US) a dog used in hunting

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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