grayhound
Greyhound Grey"hound`, n. [OE. graihund, greihound, greahund, grihond, Icel. greyhundr; grey greyhound + hundr dog; cf. AS. gr[imac]ghund. The origin of the first syllable is unknown.] 1. A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and is figured on the Egyptian monuments. [Written also {grayhound}.] [1913 Webster]

2. A swift steamer, esp. an ocean steamer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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