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bloodhound

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Etymology

From blood + hound. The detective sense follows from the dog's ability to follow a trail.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈblʌdhaʊnd/

Noun

Singular
bloodhound

Plural
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  1. A large dog. It is a scenthound famed for its ability to follow a scent many days old, over vast distances. This dog is often used as a police dog to track missing people, fleeing suspects, or escaped prisoners.
  2. A detective or other skilled at finding people or clues.

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