greyhound

noun
grey·​hound | \ ˈgrā-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce greyhound (audio) \

Definition of greyhound

: any of a breed of tall slender graceful smooth-coated dogs characterized by swiftness and keen sight and used for coursing game and racing also : any of several related dogs — compare Italian greyhound

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Recent Examples on the Web In others like Iowa, state officials allowed casinos to end subsidies that had kept greyhound racing alive as interest declined. Scott Mcfetridge, ajc, 2 May 2022 In others like Iowa, state officials allowed casinos to end subsidies that had kept greyhound racing alive as interest declined. Scott Mcfetridge, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 In others like Iowa, state officials allowed casinos to end subsidies that had kept greyhound racing alive as interest declined. Scott Mcfetridge, Chicago Tribune, 2 May 2022 In others like Iowa, state officials allowed casinos to end subsidies that had kept greyhound racing alive as interest declined. Scott Mcfetridge, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2022 But multiple owners identified their greyhound as a frequent toy burier. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2022 When Devan Corbello rescued Tec, a retired racing greyhound in May 2020, the coronavirus was already in full force, steamrolling its way across the country. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 Smith and two partners also designed the first modern greyhound track, the Blue Star Amusement Company, which opened in 1919 outside Oakland, California. Craig Pittman, Animals, 1 Oct. 2020 Many of those involved in the greyhound industry have been in it for generations, Galbreath said. Emma Collins, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of greyhound

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for greyhound

Middle English grehound, from Old English grīghund, from grīg- (akin to Old Norse grey bitch) + hund hound

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The first known use of greyhound was before the 12th century

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11 May 2022

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“Greyhound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greyhound. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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greyhound

noun
grey·​hound | \ ˈgrā-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce greyhound (audio) \

Kids Definition of greyhound

: a tall swift dog with a smooth coat and good eyesight

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