Definition of bloodhound
1 : any of a breed of large powerful hounds of European origin remarkable for acuteness of smell
2 : a person keen in pursuit
Recent Examples of bloodhound from the Web
Animal services investigated a call about a bloodhound tethered in violation of county regulations.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies say teens robbed a pizza delivery man of all his orders, but a bloodhound tracked them down.
Police searched the area with helicopters, bloodhounds, tactical teams and the U.S. Marshals Service, Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County Police and other resources.
York County currently has another bloodhound, Lou, who is part of the team.
Bloodhounds and numerous Southern California search teams scoured the mountains.
Bloodhounds and more than 80 emergency personnel from the sheriff's office and Will County Emergency Management conducted a grid search of the neighborhood.
Malloggi’s disappearance sparked a search by Davie Police officers with bloodhounds and with the agency’s mounted unit, which rode through fields in the area looking for him.
DETROIT — Stable the bloodhounds, stash the fliers and snuff the candlelight vigil, the Minnesota Wild have been found — safe, not entirely sound but feeling better as this long, miserable March grinds on.
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First Known Use of bloodhound
BLOODHOUND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bloodhound for English Language Learners
: a large dog that has long ears and a very good sense of smell and is often used for finding people and for hunting
BLOODHOUND Defined for Kids
Definition of bloodhound for Students
: a large hound with long drooping ears, a wrinkled face, and a very good sense of smell
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