greyhound

or gray·hound

[ grey-hound ]

noun
  1. one of a breed of tall, slender, short-haired dogs, noted for its keen sight and swiftness.

  2. a swift ship, especially a fast ocean liner.

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Origin of greyhound

1
before 1000; Middle English greihund, grehund, grihund,Old English grīghund<Old Norse greyhundr; compare Old Norse grey bitch; see hound1

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British Dictionary definitions for greyhound

greyhound

/ (ˈɡreɪˌhaʊnd) /


noun
  1. a tall slender fast-moving dog of an ancient breed originally used for coursing

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