elkhound

noun

elk·​hound ˈelk-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce elkhound (audio)
ˈel-ˌkau̇nd

Examples of elkhound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Royal Norwegian Airforce released footage of the 1-year-old dog, an elkhound called Raija, running out of the wreckage into the hands of rescuers. Fox News, 8 June 2020 The 5-year-old Rumor beat out a Norwegian elkhound, a Pekingese, a miniature poodle, an Irish setter, a boxer and a Norwich terrier in the final ring. Orange County Register, 14 Feb. 2017 Trotter got her first Norwegian elkhound, named Candy, in 1949. Kelly Whiteside, Andrew Das and Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elkhound was in 1889

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“Elkhound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elkhound. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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