scent hound


: a hound (such as a bloodhound) that hunts and pursues game by scent rather than by sight compare sight hound

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking of mental health, my dog -- who's part scent hound -- has helped preserve mine over the past two months. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 21 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scent hound was in 1793

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“Scent hound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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