bloodhound

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noun blood·hound \ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd\

Definition of bloodhound

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of large powerful hounds of European origin remarkable for acuteness of smell

  2. 2 :  a person keen in pursuit

Illustration of bloodhound

14th Century

First Known Use of bloodhound

14th century


BLOODHOUND Defined for English Language Learners

bloodhound

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noun blood·hound \ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd\

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

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noun blood·hound \ˈbləd-ˌhau̇nd\

Definition of bloodhound for Students

  1. :  a large hound with long drooping ears, a wrinkled face, and a very good sense of smell



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