basset hound

noun bas·set hound \ˈba-sət-\

: 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

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French basset, from Middle French, from basset short, from bas low — more at base
First Known Use: 1883


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