bloodhound

noun blood·hound \ ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd \

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

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First Known Use of bloodhound

14th century


BLOODHOUND Defined for English Language Learners

bloodhound

noun

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

bloodhound

noun blood·hound \ ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd \

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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