draghound

[drag-hound]

noun

a hound for use in following a hunting drag, specifically bred for speed and stamina rather than subtlety of sense of smell.

Nearby words

  1. draggle,
  2. draggle-tail,
  3. draggle-tailed,
  4. draggletailed,
  5. draggy,
  6. draglift,
  7. dragline,
  8. dragline crane,
  9. dragnet,
  10. drago

Origin of draghound

First recorded in 1880–85; drag + hound1

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British Dictionary definitions for draghound

draghound

noun

a hound used to follow an artificial trail of scent in a drag hunt
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