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Definition of "wolfhound" []

  • Any of various large dogs, such as the Irish wolfhound or the borzoi, trained to hunt wolves or other large game. (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 "wolfhound" in a sentence
  • "Ganelon could still remember, years before, a discussion of _King Lear_ during which the elder Ganelon had uttered a giggle of the hashish-eater's sort, a symptom of the early stages of oboe madness, and asked Gramont, "If a king named his eldest daughter Goneril, what would he call his wolfhound?""
  • "The wolfhound was the first to turn tail and skulk away into the dark, the Yorkie with the blue bow the last, but they all went."
  • "Irish wolfhound: I've always loved Irish wolfhounds—their size, their beards, and their surprisingly sweet demeanor."