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[woo lf-hound] /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/
any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.
Origin of wolfhound
First recorded in 1780-90; wolf + hound1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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