- any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.
Origin of wolfhound
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The wolfhound started forward as though to leap, then settled back.The Radiant Shell
They had been a little like the wolfhound's, a sort of wistful gold-brown.The Rose Garden Husband
That dog is a pure cross between a Siberian wolfhound and a Newfoundland.That Pup
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In her movements she was, of course, infinitely slower than her wolfhound mate.
Thus, in color and texture of coat Jan was neither all wolfhound nor all bloodhound.
- the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves