wolfhound

wolfhound

[woolf-hound]
noun
any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.


Origin:
1780–90; wolf + hound1

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wolfhound (ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd)
 
n
the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves

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