basset hound

noun bas·set hound \ ˈba-sət- \
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of basset hound

French basset, from Middle French, from basset short, from bas low — more at 3base


BASSET HOUND Defined for English Language Learners

basset hound

noun

Definition of basset hound for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of dog that has short legs and long ears and that is used for hunting



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