deerhound

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *deerhound, *deerehund, from Old English *dēorhund (attested in hēahdēorhund (stag-hound, deer-hound, a dog for hunting great game)), equivalent to deer +‎ hound.

Noun[edit]

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deerhound (plural deerhounds)

  1. a dog, rather like a large greyhound, originally bred in Scotland for hunting deer

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