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sleuthhound

[slooth-hound]
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noun
  1. a bloodhound.
  2. a detective.
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Origin of sleuthhound

1325–75; Middle English sloth track, trail (< Old Norse slōth) + hound1
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Examples from the Web for sleuthhound

Historical Examples

  • 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

sleuthhound

noun
  1. a dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound
  2. an informal word for detective
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