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wolf·hound

 (wo͝olf′hound′)
n.
Any of various large dogs, such as the Irish wolfhound or the borzoi, originally bred to hunt wolves or other large game.
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wolfhound

(ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd)
n
(Breeds) the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves
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wolf•hound

(ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd)

n.
any of several large dogs, as the borzoi or Irish wolfhound, formerly used in hunting wolves.
[1780–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wolfhound - the largest breed of dogswolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
borzoi, Russian wolfhound - tall fast-moving dog breed
Irish wolfhound - large breed of hound with a rough thick coat
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Translations

wolfhound

[ˈwʊlfhaʊnd] N (also Irish wolfhound) → lebrel m irlandés
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wolfhound

[ˈwʊlfhaʊnd] nlévrier m irlandaiswolf-whistle wolf whistle [ˈwʊlfhwɪsəl]
vipousser un sifflement admiratif
to wolf-whistle at sb → siffler qn
They wolf-whistled at me → Ils m'ont sifflée.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wolfhound

[ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd] ncane m lupo
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References in classic literature ?
Chekmar held in leash three formidable wolfhounds, who had, however, grown fat like their master and his horse.
Chickens Boogaloo and Graham, Irish wolfhounds Hennessy and Murphy, hogs Hilda and Mabel and deer Yanna, have all appeared with stars Sean Bean and Charles Dance to Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke .
The Wolfhounds knew their fate before kick-off after Papua New Guinea's victory over the USA earlier in the day meant they wouldn't be able to progress through to the quarter-finals.
In the women's tournament, a combined Newcastle and Northumbria University side called Northcastle prevailed, while in the men's elite final the Irish Wolfhounds defeated Scottish visitors The South 24-7.
In his office, in front of a log fire with two Irish wolfhounds at his feet, he looked every inch the feudal lord.
With just two points separating the top five teams, three others could pip reigning champions Samurai to the title - Scotland's Co-Optimists, Irish Wolfhounds and Apache who won at Broadstreet.
The 24-year-old will line up for Irish Wolfhounds in the second Stage of the GB7s Tour, which is being held at Broadstreet RFC near Coventry.
Burgess made his union representative debut for the secondstring Saxons in Friday night's 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork and will now join up with Stuart Lancaster's men at their Pennyhill Park training base.
Burgess made his union representative debut for the second-string Saxons in Friday night's 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork and will now join up with Stuart Lancaster's men at their Pennyhill Park training base.
Hartley's spot in the Six Never in will and England to thrive in white-hot Cardiff on where crashed STER has S R Wade a crack at the C 30-in STUART LANCASTER TER has guaranteed Wasps' flier Christian Wade a crack at the hristian Rugby World ug ugby World by Cup - despite leaving up - despite leaving him out of his latest senior training squad.Wade gets his chance to impress the boss when he lines up for the Saxons against Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork on Friday night.