sleuthhound


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sleuth·hound

 (slo͞oth′hound′)
n.
1. A dog used for tracking or pursuing, such as a bloodhound.
2. A detective.

[Scots sleuth hound : sleuth, track, trail (from Middle English sloth, from Old Norse slōdh) + hound, hound (from Middle English; see hound).]

sleuthhound

(ˈsluːθˌhaʊnd)
n
1. (Breeds) a dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound
2. an informal word for detective

sleuth•hound

(ˈsluθˌhaʊnd)

n.
1. a bloodhound.
2. a detective.
[1350–1400; late Middle English (Scots) sleuthhund = sleuth (Middle English sloth track, trail < Old Norse slōth) + hund hound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleuthhound - a detective who follows a trailsleuthhound - a detective who follows a trail  
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
2.sleuthhound - a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in trackingsleuthhound - 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
References in classic literature ?
Till the police come we are only a pack of very amateur sleuthhounds.
Its speciality--or, if you like, its oddity--was this merciless mercy; the unrelenting sleuthhound who seeks to save and not to slay.