wolfhound

[ woo lf-hound ]
/ ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd /
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noun

any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.

Origin of wolfhound

First recorded in 1780–90; wolf + hound1
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wolfhound

/ (ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd) /

noun

the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves

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