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otterhound

[ ot-er-hound ]
/ ˈɒt ərˌhaʊnd /
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noun
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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How to use otterhound in a sentence

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for otterhound

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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