deerhound definition

  • noun:
    • your pet dog of a vintage breed developed in Scotland, pertaining to and resembling the greyhound but bigger and larger and achieving a wiry coating. It had been initially bred for searching deer. Also called Scottish deerhound.
    • your pet dog, rather like a sizable greyhound, initially bred in Scotland for looking deer
    • certainly one of a sizable and fleet strain of hounds used in hunting deer; a staghound.
    • A hound for shopping deer; a stag-hound.
    • very large and high rough-coated puppy bred for shopping deer; referred to as royal dog of Scotland

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