otterhound

[ ot-er-hound ]
/ ˈɒt ərˌhaʊnd /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. otter shrew,
  2. otter trawl,
  3. otterbein,
  4. otterbein, philip william,
  5. otterburn,
  6. otto,
  7. otto cycle,
  8. otto i,
  9. otto ii,
  10. otto iii

Origin of otterhound

First recorded in 1600–10; otter + hound1

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British Dictionary definitions for otter hound

otter hound

noun

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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