otterhound


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ot·ter·hound

 (ŏt′ər-hound′)
n.
A dog of a hardy breed developed in England for hunting otters, having webbed feet and a thick coarse coat.
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ot•ter•hound

(ˈɒt ərˌhaʊnd)

n.
one of an English breed of water dogs having a thick, oily coat, used for hunting otters.
[1600–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otterhound - hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoatotterhound - hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoat; bred for hunting otters
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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