a crossbred dog used especially by poachers.
Archaic. a person who lurks or prowls, as a thief or poacher.

1350–1400; Middle English; see lurch3, -er1 Unabridged
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lurcher (ˈlɜːtʃə)
1.  a crossbred hunting dog, usually a greyhound cross with a collie, esp one trained to hunt silently
2.  archaic a person who prowls or lurks
[C16: from lurch³]

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We already had a lurcher that she has now got used to but is definitely the alpha over her.
The narrator grew up on a farm with those dog's descendants but wanted only to own a lurcher.
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