- one of a breed of medium- to large-sized dogs, usually having a black-and-tan coat, very long ears, loose skin, and an acute sense of smell: used chiefly for following human scents.
- a person who is a steadfast pursuer.
Origin of bloodhound
Related Words for bloodhoundsleuth, gumshoe, reporter, agent, spy, informer, prosecutor, cop, eavesdropper, tail, investigator, sleuthhound, flatfoot, dick, tracker, bloodhound, fink, eye, snoop, scout
Examples from the Web for bloodhound
Historical Examples of bloodhound
Upon it, in great white letters, was painted the name, "The Bloodhound."Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Old Jeff Hooker had a bloodhound, and Tom was going to borrow him.Tom Sawyer, Detective
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The bloodhound was with him; he had sent home for it since the attempted riot.The Christian
In perceiving these things I have the scent of a bloodhound.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.
Guy de Maupassant
Any officer, coming upon that trail, would run it up like a bloodhound.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
- a large breed of hound having a smooth glossy coat of red, tan, or black and loose wrinkled skin on its head: formerly much used in tracking and police work
- informal a detective