Meaning of bloodhound

blood•hound

Pronunciation: (blud'hound"), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a breed of medium- to large-sized dogs, usually having a black-and-tan coat, very long ears, loose skin, and an acute sense of smell: used chiefly for following human scents.
  2. a person who is a steadfast pursuer.
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