lurcher
noun Etymology: 1lurch Date: 1528 1. archaic a petty thief ; pilferer 2. British a crossbred dog; especially one that resembles a greyhound 3. archaic one who lurks; also spy

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  • lurcher — [lʉr′chər] n. 1. a person that lurches, or lurks 2. a thief; poacher 3. Brit. a crossbred dog trained to hunt silently: used by poachers …   English World dictionary

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  • lurcher — noun A type of dog a cross between a sighthound and any other breed …   Wiktionary

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