otterhound

noun
ot·​ter·​hound | \ ˈä-tər-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce otterhound (audio) \

Definition of otterhound

: 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

First Known Use of otterhound

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for otterhound

from its use in hunting otters

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“Otterhound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otterhound. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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