a mythical watchdog of hell.
a fiendish person.
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How to use hellhound in a sentence
He was a demon, come to take me to hell, along with his hellhound.I Avoided Facing My Mental Illness for Decades. The Pandemic Changed That | Jaquira Díaz | March 3, 2021 | Time
The Leipsic hellhound thus consigned to Belzebub was, of course, Peters.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3) | Alexander Wheelock Thayer
What mysterious enemy pursued him, or rather pursued the monarchy like a hellhound?The Hero of the People | Alexandre Dumas
A thrilling struggle ensued between Merton and the hellhound of justice.Merton of the Movies | Harry Leon Wilson
Is this your discipline, when you should be as silent as cats in a kitchen, hellhound!Horse-Shoe Robinson | John Pendleton Kennedy
Barricading serves not: fly fast, ye Bodyguards; rabid Insurrection, like the hellhound Chase, uproaring at your heels!The French Revolution | Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for hellhound
a hound of hell
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