AskDefine | Define hounds

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hounds
  1. Plural of hound

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hounds

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A hound is a type of dog that assists hunters by tracking or chasing the animal being hunted. It can be contrasted with the gun dog, which assists hunters by identifying the location of prey, and with the retriever, which recovers shot quarry.
There are three types of hound, with several breeds belonging to each type:
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