bloodhound

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blood·hound

 (blŭd′hound′)
n.
1. A hound of a breed having a smooth coat, drooping ears, loose skin especially around the jowls, and a keen sense of smell.
2. Informal A relentless pursuer.

bloodhound

(ˈblʌdˌhaʊnd)
n
1. (Breeds) a large breed of hound having a smooth glossy coat of red, tan, or black and loose wrinkled skin on its head: formerly much used in tracking and police work
2. informal a detective

blood•hound

(ˈblʌdˌhaʊnd)

n.
1. one of a breed of large dogs with very long ears, loose skin, a usu. black-and-tan coat, and an acute sense of smell.
2. a person who is a steadfast pursuer.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloodhound - a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in trackingbloodhound - a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in tracking
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
Translations
verikoiravihikoira

bloodhound

[ˈblʌdhaʊnd] N
1. (= dog) → sabueso m
2. (= detective) → detective mf privado/a

bloodhound

[ˈblʌdhaʊnd] nlimier m

bloodhound

[ˈblʌdˌhaʊnd] nsegugio
References in classic literature ?
He knew that in either case a posse of citizens with a pack of bloodhounds would soon be on his track and his chance of escape was very slender; but he did not wish to assist in his own pursuit.
I saw the water streaming over the road towards the ditch, and it reminded me of Uncle Tom's Cabin at Milltown, when Eliza took her baby and ran across the Mississippi on the ice blocks, pursued by the bloodhounds.
A pack of bloodhounds followed the way of his bleeding feet.
Why, my dear boy, when a man has been proscribed by the mountaineers, has escaped from Paris in a hay-cart, been hunted over the plains of Bordeaux by Robespierre's bloodhounds, he becomes accustomed to most things.
was determined to seize this prey, that he should allow it to escape; the young lion was already accustomed to the chase, and he had bloodhounds sufficiently clever to be trusted.
They let loose two immense bloodhounds at night, which all last night were yelling and howling at the moon.
Old Jeff Hooker had a bloodhound, and Tom was going to borrow him.
This point, if it could be cleared up, would be interesting; if, for instance, it could be shown that the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bull-dog, which we all know propagate their kind so truly, were the offspring of any single species, then such facts would have great weight in making us doubt about the immutability of the many very closely allied and natural species--for instance, of the many foxes--inhabiting different quarters of the world.
Betteredge, the mastiff and the bloodhound have one great merit-- they are not likely to be troubled with your scruples about the sanctity of human life.
Here, too, he sniffed in a strange way, like a bloodhound at check, and looked puzzled.
It took two policemen to keep her from entering me at the Madison Square Garden for the Siberian bloodhound prize.
He felt like a man holding a fierce bloodhound in leash.