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wolfhound

[woo lf-hound] /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; wolf + hound1
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wolfhound

/ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves
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