slot-hound

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slot ‘track’ + hound.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slot-hound (plural slot-hounds)

  1. A sleuth-hound.
    • 1819: “Thou seest, maiden, what an ill-fated wretch thou dost labour to assist; be wise, and let me go, ere the misfortunes which track my footsteps like slot-hounds, shall involve thee also in their pursuit.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe