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1. Chiefly British A crossbred dog formerly used chiefly by hunters and poachers.
2. Archaic A sneak thief.
[Middle English, from lorchen, to lurk, perhaps from lurken; see lurk.]
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1. (Breeds) a crossbred hunting dog, usually a greyhound cross with a collie, esp one trained to hunt silently
2. archaic a person who prowls or lurks
[C16: from lurch3]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a crossbred dog used esp. by poachers.
2. Archaic. a person who lurks or prowls.
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