talbot

[tawl-buh t, tal-]
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noun

a hound with long pendent ears.

Origin of talbot

1350–1400; Middle English: dog's name, orig. man's nickname < Old French

Talbot

[tawl-buh t or for 3, tal-]

noun

Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury,1660–1718, British statesman: prime minister 1714.
William Henry Fox,1800–77, English pioneer in photography.
a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of talbot

Historical Examples of talbot

  • Talbot having been afterwards made the first Earl of Shrewsbury.

  • "Cleverly done, by Jove," cried Talbot, in an ecstacy of admiration.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • "You think so, Mark," said Talbot, with a smile of significant meaning.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • There, as he passed, Mark thought he overheard Talbot's voice.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • "No, but to claim your estate and fortune," said Talbot, hurriedly.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for talbot

talbot

noun

(formerly) an ancient breed of large hound, usually white or light-coloured, having pendulous ears and strong powers of scent

Word Origin for talbot

C16: supposed to have been brought to England by the Talbot family

Talbot

noun

(William Henry) Fox . 1800–77, British scientist, a pioneer of photography, who developed the calotype process
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