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.

Origin of otterhound

First recorded in 1600–10; otter + hound1
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Examples from the Web for otterhound

  • The otterhound donated the size and the love of the water, and all the terrier blood made him a terrier in spite of his size.

    The Airedale|Williams Haynes