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noun 
  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. This breed of dog.
  3. A detective or other skilled at finding people or clues.
Etymology: From blood + hound. The detective sense follows from the dog's ability to follow a trail.


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