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wolfhound

[woo lf-hound] /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
any of several large dogs used in hunting wolves.
Origin of wolfhound
1780-1790
1780-90; wolf + hound1
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  • I was one of the official judges at the Chicago Bench Show in 1892, and wolfhound classes were assigned me.

  • The wolfhound started forward as though to leap, then settled back.

    The Radiant Shell Paul Ernst
  • "Somebody's coming," announced the ranchman, pausing and following the direction of the wolfhound's gaze.

    Bob Chester's Grit Frank V. Webster
  • That dog is a pure cross between a Siberian wolfhound and a Newfoundland.

    That Pup Ellis Parker Butler
  • He had the wolfhound's fleetness, but with it much of the massy solidity of the bloodhound.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Thus, in color and texture of coat Jan was neither all wolfhound nor all bloodhound.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • O'Donnell rose and walked down the hall toward Cathbarr, in his hand a little switch that he used upon that wolfhound of his.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • The hunt was now going directly from us, with the dust and the wolfhound behind, following the line in front.

    Summer Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The stand is of Irish bog-oak, Celtic carving, the Irish wolfhound being very carefully executed.

    Old Irish Glass Graydon Stannus
  • He made as if to unlock his greaves, but desisted upon a vivid recollection of the sharp fangs of the wolfhound.

    The Red Tavern Charles Raymond Macauley
British Dictionary definitions for wolfhound

wolfhound

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