Definition of wolfhound in English:

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wolfhound

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝olfhound/

noun

A dog of a large breed originally used to hunt wolves.
Example sentences
  • Indeed a wolfhound bred by Fr. Kennedy in Rosenallis found its home with the Kennedys in the Whitehouse.
  • The English hounds, bred in royal courts during the 15th and 16th century, were high-legged, strong animals probably originating from the crossing of English mastiffs with Irish greyhounds and wolfhounds.
  • The current ‘dogmobile’ for Denise's two wolfhounds and one lurcher is an ageing Peugeot 806.

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Syllabification: wolf·hound

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