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.
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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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