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  1. one of any of several breeds of hounds, as the Afghan, borzoi, greyhound, Saluki, or whippet, that hunts by sighting the game rather than by scent.
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Origin of gazehound

First recorded in 1560–70; gaze + hound1
Also called sighthound.
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British Dictionary definitions for gazehound


  1. a hound such as a greyhound that hunts by sight rather than by scent
  2. another name for a Saluki
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