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[slooth-hound] /ˈsluθˌhaʊnd/
a bloodhound.
a detective.
Origin of sleuthhound
1325-75; Middle English sloth track, trail (< Old Norse slōth) + hound1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Enoch Standring had something of the sleuthhound in his nature.

    The Day of Judgment Joseph Hocking
  • In the race for yachts of 40 tons and upwards the 'Samœna,' 'Annasona,' and 'sleuthhound' started.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • Vigilant as a lynx, untiring as a sleuthhound, Austin Ambrose kept continual watch and guard.

    Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming
  • From that instant, all pretenses were abandoned, Robert was a sleuthhound on a keen scent.

  • Could you be a sleuthhound, Bill—one of those that travel on their stomachs very noiselessly?

    The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne
  • It was the first messenger from Will Leatherbarrow, who hung like a sleuthhound on the trail.

    Legends of Longdendale Thomas Middleton
  • This explains why the dog has sometimes been called a sleuthhound; that is, a dog set upon a sleuth, or trail.

    Landseer Estelle M. Hurll
British Dictionary definitions for sleuthhound


a dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound
an informal word for detective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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