Definition of bloodhound :
A breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves. Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff.
dog (part of speech: noun)
Doberman pinscher, Borzoi, English setter, terrier, German shepherd, beagle, pointer, poodle, bull terrier, Afghan, setter, wolfhound, whippet, Great Dane, Pekinese, Aberdeen terrier, Irish wolfhound, Chihuahua, dingo, hound, husky, griffon, Yorkshire terrier, boarhound, mastiff, cocker spaniel, greyhound, Pomeranian, dachshund, French poodle, golden retriever, retriever, Irish setter, foxhound, Dalmatian, St. Bernard, bulldog, Labrador retriever, pug, toy poodle, collie, basset hound, Scotch terrier, Welsh terrier, Airedale, schnauzer, Siberian wolfhound, spitz, boxer, chow, sheep dog, Samoyed, dog, spaniel, Cairn terrier
- The question chimed in so exactly with the opinion he had just formed, on his own account, of the human bloodhound who was now in the cellar making the peace with his injured fellow worker. - "The Gem Collector", P. G. Wodehouse.
- He read it and wrote an answer, and was just getting ready to send it up, the same way, when a great, fierce ruffian with a bloodhound pounced on him, and threw him into the very darkest dungeon in the cellar of the tower. - "Half a Dozen Girls", Anna Chapin Ray.
- His dog, a bloodhound, would not quit his master's grave for several days; till at length, compelled by hunger, he proceeded to the house of an intimate friend of the unfortunate Aubri, at Paris, and, by his melancholy howling, seemed desirous of expressing the loss sustained. - "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.