scent hound

scent hound
noun Date: 1976 a hound (as a bloodhound) that hunts and pursues game by scent rather than by sight — compare sight hound

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  • scent hound — noun A hunting dog that tracks prey using its sense of smell rather than by its vision …   Wiktionary

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  • Scent — Scent, n. 1. That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk. [1913 Webster] With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scent — Scent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scenting}.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See {Sense}.] 1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does. [1913 Webster] Methinks I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hound — Hound, n. [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz?, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. ?, ?, Skr. [,c]van. [root]229. Cf. {Canine},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hound — hound1 hounder, n. houndish, houndy, adj. houndlike, adj. /hownd/, n. 1. one of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent, esp. one with a long face and large drooping ears. 2. Informal. any dog. 3. a mean,… …   Universalium

  • hound — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hunting … OF HOUNDS ▪ pack HOUND + VERB ▪ bark, bay ▪ We could hear the hounds b …   Collocations dictionary

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