a hound trained to hunt bucks and other game.

Origin of buckhound

First recorded in 1520–30; buck1 + hound1
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Examples from the Web for buckhound

Historical Examples of buckhound

  • I attribute the extraordinary sagacity of the buckhound to the manner in which he is treated.

    Dog Breaking

    William Nelson Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for buckhound



a hound, smaller than a staghound, used for hunting the smaller breeds of deer, esp fallow deer
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