slot-hound

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slot (track) +‎ hound.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slot-hound (plural slot-hounds)

  1. Alternative form of sleuthhound.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe; a Romance. [], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: [] Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. [], OCLC 230694662:
      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.