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hound dog

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noun
  1. Chiefly Southern U.S. Dialect. hound1(def 1).
  2. (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

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Achmed Abdullah

  • The hound-dog came up and sat down to kick a patch of flea-invaded territory which lay behind his left ear.

    Ralestone Luck

    Andre Norton