staghound

noun
stag·​hound | \ ˈstag-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce staghound (audio) \

Definition of staghound

: a hound formerly used in hunting the stag and other large animals specifically : a large heavy hound resembling the English foxhound

First Known Use of staghound

1707, in the meaning defined above

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“Staghound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staghound. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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