sight hound
noun Date: 1969 a hound (as a greyhound) that hunts and pursues game by sight rather than by scent — compare scent hound

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • gaze hound — n. hound that chases and hunts its prey by sight and not by smell, sight hound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gaze|hound — «GAYZ HOWND», noun. a hunting dog that chases by sight rather than by scent; sight hound. Whippets and greyhounds are gazehounds …   Useful english dictionary

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