bloodhound vs sleuthhound what difference

what is difference between bloodhound and sleuthhound

English

Alternative forms

  • blood-hound
  • bloudhound, bloud-hound (both obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English blodhound, blodhond; equivalent to blood +‎ hound. Cognate with Dutch bloedhond (bloodhound), Middle Low German blōthunt (bloodhound), German Bluthund (bloodhound), Danish blodhund (bloodhound), Swedish blodhund (bloodhound). The detective sense follows from the dog’s ability to follow a trail.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈblʌd.haʊnd/

Noun

bloodhound (plural bloodhounds)

  1. A large 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. (figuratively) A detective or other person skilled at finding people or clues.
  3. (archaic) A bloodthirsty person.

Derived terms

  • bloodhoundish

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • sleuth-hound, slot-hound

Etymology

From Middle English [Term?], from sloth (track) +‎ hound.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsluːθ.haʊnd/

Noun

sleuthhound (plural sleuthhounds)

  1. A working dog who tracks or pursues e.g. a wanted criminal; a bloodhound formerly used in Scotland.
  2. (informal) A detective; a sleuth.

Derived terms

  • sleuth

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