one of a breed of small, swift dogs resembling a greyhound, used for hunting rabbits and for racing.
Also called whippet tank . a fast, light tank used by the British in World War I.
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How to use whippet in a sentence
And she cared for him, along with a whippet named Jason, until she died at age 74 in 1995.
Now the score is settled, the Big Dog can finally accept that the whippet is the winner.
A whippet tank crunched over the wreck and covered the group with its multiple pom-poms.The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison
I was dropping asleep when a rabbit rushed under the blanket, all of a shiver, and a whippet dog after it.The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
She was a sea whippet, and prior to the war her bowsprit had nosed into all the famed harbours of the seven seas.The Pagan Madonna | Harold MacGrath
He scribbled a note on the back of a sales slip and left it at Miss whippet's post by the stocking counter.Where the Blue Begins | Christopher Morley
Little Miss whippet, although she was fast at typewriting, was hard put to it to keep up with his correspondence.Where the Blue Begins | Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for whippet
a small slender breed of dog similar to a greyhound in appearance
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