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Definition of "lurcher" []

  • Chiefly British A crossbred dog used by poachers. (noun)
  • Archaic A sneak thief. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lurcher" in a sentence
  • "Merry Christmas all. on December 22, 2009 at 5: 56 pm joker the lurcher dear inspector, could you make sure the limited edition t-shirts come in lurcher size as well as human?"
  • "He was a great man for solitary walks, too — he and an old dog he had, called Crib, a cross-bred mongrel-looking brute, most like what they call a lurcher in England, father said."
  • "He was a great man for solitary walks, too -- he and an old dog he had, called Crib, a cross-bred mongrel-looking brute, most like what they call a lurcher in England, father said."