: any of several large dogs used especially formerly in hunting large animals (such as wolves) — compare borzoi, Irish wolfhound
Examples of wolfhound in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIn the book on which the show is based, Winn-Dixie is an Irish wolfhound, so Berloni duly adopted and trained two wolfhounds.
Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 3 July 2019 Odder still is the inclusion of a kidney transplant—from one human to another, regrettably, rather than from, say, wolfhound to peke.
John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2018 The recent birth of two Irish wolfhound puppies has scientists excited, because—for the first time ever—the puppies have been confirmed through genetic analysis to be identical twins.
Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, 2 Sep. 2016
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