hound dog


noun

Chiefly Southern U.S. Dialect. hound1(def 1).
(initial capital letter) Military. a jet-propelled air-to-ground missile designed to be launched from B-52 aircraft and having nuclear capability.

Nearby words

  1. houghton-le-spring,
  2. houhere,
  3. houma,
  4. hoummos,
  5. hound,
  6. hound's tooth,
  7. hound's-tongue,
  8. hound's-tooth,
  9. hound's-tooth check,
  10. houndfish

Origin of hound dog

An Americanism dating back to 1640–50

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Examples from the Web for hound dog

  • A hound-dog stuck his wistful face into the door, seeking an invitation to enter.

    The Ten-foot Chain|Achmed Abdullah
  • The hound-dog came up and sat down to kick a patch of flea-invaded territory which lay behind his left ear.

    Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
  • Between us sat the hound-dog, a prey to melancholy unutterable.

    In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers