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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).]
1. (Breeds) a dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound
2. an informal word for detective
1. a bloodhound.
2. a detective.
[1350–1400; late Middle English (Scots) sleuthhund = sleuth (Middle English sloth track, trail < Old Norse slōth) + hund hound]
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|Noun||1.||sleuthhound - 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 tracking|