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lurcher

[lur-cher] /ˈlɜr tʃər/
noun
1.
a crossbred dog used especially by poachers.
2.
Archaic. a person who lurks or prowls, as a thief or poacher.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see lurch3, -er1
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for lurcher

lurcher

/ˈlɜːtʃə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C16: from lurch³
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