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Definition of "sleuthhound" []

  • A dog used for tracking or pursuing, such as a bloodhound. Also called sleuth. (noun)
  • A detective. (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 "sleuthhound" in a sentence
  • "To Oscar it spoke volumes, and he knew that his faithful strategist had succeeded in falling to a trail; and he knew that he would soon be on the trail like a sleuthhound following its prey."
  • "From that instant, all pretenses were abandoned, Robert was a sleuthhound on a keen scent."
  • "However, the methodical sleuthhound ran his quarry to earth a year or two later, just as he had put the finishing touches to his great"