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Definition of "staghound" [stag•hound]

  • Any of several dogs, such as a deerhound, formerly used in hunting stags and 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 "staghound" in a sentence
  • "She dressed in haste, called her staghound, and set out the nearest way, that is by the town gate, for the harbour."
  • "Two red-haired, tartan-clad little boys stared solemnly out of the frame, seated with an enormous staghound."
  • "At length, and upon a sudden, the gallant staghound bayed furiously, and seemed about to dash forward where the shadow lay the darkest, yet waited, as if in the slips, till he should know the pleasure of his master."