Definition of staghound in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstaɡhound/


A large dog of a breed used for hunting deer by sight or scent.
Example sentences
  • In fact I think for every 77 healthy deer killed by the staghounds every year, there are a further 18.5 killed on hunting days and 45.5 casualties on call out days, plus a further 37.2 dead on arrivals.
  • Gun dogs, beagles, carriage horses and staghounds are highly trained and strictly controlled: they are also meticulously presented and in a certain measure put on display.
  • Staghounds have been a part of my life for the past 30 years and I have hunted a large variety of game with these dogs.

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Syllabification: stag·hound

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