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wolfhound

[woo lf-hound] /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.
Origin of wolfhound
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; wolf + hound1
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  • The wolfhound started forward as though to leap, then settled back.

    The Radiant Shell Paul Ernst
  • They had been a little like the wolfhound's, a sort of wistful gold-brown.

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer
  • That dog is a pure cross between a Siberian wolfhound and a Newfoundland.

    That Pup Ellis Parker Butler
  • In her movements she was, of course, infinitely slower than her wolfhound mate.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Thus, in color and texture of coat Jan was neither all wolfhound nor all bloodhound.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Jan had all the wonderfully springy elasticity of the wolfhound.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • He had the wolfhound's fleetness, but with it much of the massy solidity of the bloodhound.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • I was one of the official judges at the Chicago Bench Show in 1892, and wolfhound classes were assigned me.

  • O'Donnell rose and walked down the hall toward Cathbarr, in his hand a little switch that he used upon that wolfhound of his.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones
  • The hunt was now going directly from us, with the dust and the wolfhound behind, following the line in front.

    Summer Dallas Lore Sharp
British Dictionary definitions for wolfhound

wolfhound

/ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves
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