Afghan hound
noun Date: 1925 any of a breed of tall slim swift hunting dogs originating in Afghanistan with a coat of silky thick hair and a long silky topknot

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  • Afghan hound — ► NOUN ▪ a silky haired breed of dog used for hunting …   English terms dictionary

  • Afghan Hound — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = A gold coated Afghan Hound name = Afghan Hound altname = Baluchi Hound, Sage Baluchi, Tazi, Ogar Afgan country = flagicon|Afghanistan Afghanistan fcigroup = 10 fcisection = 1 fcinum = 228 fcistd =… …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan hound — noun tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East • Syn: ↑Afghan • Hypernyms: ↑hound, ↑hound dog * * * noun, pl ⋯ hounds [count] : a type of tall thin dog with long soft hair * * * Afghan hound f10 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Afghan hound — Breed of dog developed as a hunter in the hill country of Afghanistan. It was brought to Europe in the late 19th century by British soldiers returning from the Indian Afghan border wars. It hunts by sight, and in Afghanistan it has been used to… …   Universalium

  • Afghan hound — Af′ghan hound n. dch one of a breed of tall, slender hounds with a long, narrow head, a long, silky coat, and a topknot …   From formal English to slang

  • Afghan Hound — noun /ˌæfɡænˈhæu̯nd/ A sighthound bred in Afghanistan to hunt hare and gazelle …   Wiktionary

  • Afghan hound — noun a tall hunting dog of a breed with long silky hair …   English new terms dictionary

  • Afghan hound — /æfgæn ˈhaʊnd / (say afgan hownd) noun one of a breed of greyhounds with a very long silky coat …   Australian English dictionary

  • afghan — blanket; afghan hound (noted for its long silklike coat and narrow head) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • hound dog — noun any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑hound • Derivationally related forms: ↑hound (for: ↑hound) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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