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.
Now it was starvation, causing us to eat our own flesh;--now we were contending with the waves, and were drowned; --now we were overtaken, and torn to pieces by the fangs of the terrible bloodhound.
And Littimer had better have a bloodhound at his back, than little Mowcher
One is from Hexamshire; he is wont to trace the Tynedale and Teviotdale thieves, as a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer.
Teddy's safer with that little beast than if he had a bloodhound to watch him.
Scarcely had he turned the corner of the Rue de la Juiverie when the boy rushed after him like a bloodhound on full scent.
Here, too, he sniffed in a strange way, like a bloodhound at check, and looked puzzled.
It was not a pure bloodhound and it was not a pure mastiff; but it appeared to be a combination of the two--gaunt, savage, and as large as a small lioness.
Jarndyce into some great volley of superlatives, or threw up his head like a bloodhound and gave out that tremendous "Ha, ha, ha
There they stood, the hands twitching, the lips apart, the fierce features instinct with the hungry lust of battle, and in the eyes a look like the glare of a bloodhound when after long pursuit he sights his quarry.
He set a dog on me in Moscow, a bloodhound, a terrible beast that chased me all down the street.
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.