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  1. one of an English breed of water dogs having a thick, shaggy, oily coat, trained to hunt otter.
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Origin of otterhound

First recorded in 1600–10; otter + hound1
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British Dictionary definitions for otter hound

otter hound

  1. a dog used for otter hunting, esp one of a breed, now rare, that stands about 60 cm (24 in.) high and has a harsh thick coat, often greyish with tan markings
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