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
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bloodhound

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

bloodhound

[ˈblʌdhaʊnd] nlimier m

bloodhound

[ˈblʌdˌhaʊnd] nsegugio
References in classic literature ?
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.
Scarcely had he turned the corner of the Rue de la Juiverie when the boy rushed after him like a bloodhound on full scent.
He can manage me as he manages his wife and Laura, as he managed the bloodhound in the stable-yard, as he manages Sir Percival himself, every hour in the day.
One is from Hexamshire; he is wont to trace the Tynedale and Teviotdale thieves, as a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer.
It wasn't that they were cruel, or meant to hurt, or even stupid exactly; but she had always found that the ordinary person had so little emotion in his own life that the scent of it in the lives of others was like the scent of blood in the nostrils of a bloodhound.
Leaning back in the cab, this amateur bloodhound carolled away like a lark while I meditated upon the many-sidedness of the human mind.
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.