lurcher definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British A crossbred dog used by poachers.
    • Archaic A sneak thief.
    • A type of crossbreed puppy ― a cross between a sighthound and any other breed or perhaps the offspring of such crosses.
    • A glutton; a gormandizer.
    • One that lurches or is based on hold off; a person who watches to pilfer, or even to betray or entrap; one that lurks; a lurker; a poacher.
    • certainly one of a mongrel strain of puppies believed to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts online game silently, by scent, and it is usually used by poachers.
    • A glutton; a gormandizer.
    • one that is based on delay or lurks; person who watches, on entrap or take; a poacher.
    • a kind of hunting-dog, considered a cross between the shepherd's puppy plus the greyhound, a great deal used by poachers, because it hunts both by sight by aroma.
    • A glutton; a gormandizer.
    • some body waiting in concealment

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