scent hound

noun

Definition of scent hound

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

Examples of scent hound in a Sentence

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, "We all could use a little therapy right now," 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of scent hound

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Scent hound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scent%20hound. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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