- Chiefly Southern U.S. Dialect. hound1(def 1).
- (initial capital letter) Military. a jet-propelled air-to-ground missile designed to be launched from B-52 aircraft and having nuclear capability.
Origin of hound dog
An Americanism dating back to 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for hound dog
Between us sat the hound-dog, a prey to melancholy unutterable.In Search of the Unknown
Robert W. Chambers
A hound-dog stuck his wistful face into the door, seeking an invitation to enter.The Ten-foot Chain
The hound-dog came up and sat down to kick a patch of flea-invaded territory which lay behind his left ear.Ralestone Luck