Simple Definition of basset hound
: a kind of dog that has short legs and long ears and that is used for hunting
Full Definition of basset hound
: any of an old breed of short-legged hunting dogs of French origin having very long ears and a short smooth coat —called also basset
Origin of basset hound
French basset, from Middle French, from basset short, from bas low — more at base
First Known Use: 1883
Rhymes with basset hound
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