a bloodhound.
a detective.

Origin of sleuthhound

1325–75; Middle English sloth track, trail (< Old Norse slōth) + hound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sleuthhound

Historical Examples of sleuthhound

  • Enoch Standring had something of the sleuthhound in his nature.

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking

  • It was the first messenger from Will Leatherbarrow, who hung like a sleuthhound on the trail.

    Legends of Longdendale

    Thomas Middleton

  • Vigilant as a lynx, untiring as a sleuthhound, Austin Ambrose kept continual watch and guard.

    Wild Margaret

    Geraldine Fleming

  • In the race for yachts of 40 tons and upwards the 'Samœna,' 'Annasona,' and 'Sleuthhound' started.

  • Could you be a sleuthhound, Bill—one of those that travel on their stomachs very noiselessly?

British Dictionary definitions for sleuthhound



a dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound
an informal word for detective
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