- a bloodhound.
- a detective.
Origin of sleuthhound
1325–75; Middle English sloth track, trail (< Old Norse slōth) + hound1
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Examples from the Web for sleuthhound
Enoch Standring had something of the sleuthhound in his nature.The Day of Judgment
It was the first messenger from Will Leatherbarrow, who hung like a sleuthhound on the trail.Legends of Longdendale
Vigilant as a lynx, untiring as a sleuthhound, Austin Ambrose kept continual watch and guard.Wild Margaret
In the race for yachts of 40 tons and upwards the 'Samœna,' 'Annasona,' and 'Sleuthhound' started.Yachting Vol. 2
Could you be a sleuthhound, Bill—one of those that travel on their stomachs very noiselessly?The Red House Mystery
A. A. Milne
- a dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound
- an informal word for detective
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