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[stag-hound] /ˈstægˌhaʊnd/
a hound trained to hunt stags and other large animals.
Origin of staghound
First recorded in 1700-10; stag + hound1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The staghound, which had been lying quietly on the grass at their feet, started up, too.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • When my eyes met his, he looked down at the staghound that sat between his knees.

  • Then suddenly I heard a staghound bay, and at that realised a new danger.

  • Then before I reached the aperture I heard the yelp of a staghound.

  • So the Major smoked and thought, till a bark from the staghound made him look up.

  • He carried his tail low because that was the way he carried it naturally, like a collie or staghound.

    Trading Jeff and his Dog James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • She pulled off her heavy gloves and gave them, with the stick, to the staghound, which walked gravely away at once.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • Then the staghound sprang up, snarling, his fangs bared, and the hair along his back bristling.

    The Tigress Anne Warner
  • I thought I knew the bay, and could have sworn that the animal was a staghound, and a full-blooded brute at that.

    The Gold Hunter's Adventures

    William H. Thomes
  • It was fortunate for him that Mr Ross had some young dogs with a large strain of the Scottish staghound in them.

British Dictionary definitions for staghound


a breed of hound similar in appearance to the foxhound but larger. It is bred for stag hunting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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