ot·​ter·​hound ˈä-tər-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce otterhound (audio)
: any of a breed of large hounds that originated in Great Britain and have a rough outer and inner coat, webbed feet, and a keen sense of smell

Word History


from its use in hunting otters

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of otterhound was in 1575

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“Otterhound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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