wolfhound

[woo lf-hound]
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noun

any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.

Nearby words

  1. wolffian duct,
  2. wolffian rest,
  3. wolffian ridge,
  4. wolffish,
  5. wolfgang,
  6. wolfish,
  7. wolfishly,
  8. wolfit,
  9. wolfman,
  10. wolfram


Origin of wolfhound

First recorded in 1780–90; wolf + hound1

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British Dictionary definitions for wolfhound

wolfhound

noun

the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves
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