Adjective "bloodhound" definition and examples

(Bloodhound may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblʌdhaʊnd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large hound of a breed with a very keen sense of smell, used in tracking.
  1. 'To chase a single fox for miles using god knows how many horses, bloodhounds and people is hardly the most effective way of controlling the fox population.'
  2. 'You asked about whether bloodhounds were pack hounds.'
  3. 'No trail is laid or dragged and the bloodhounds have such a keen sense of smell that they can follow the scent left by the running shoes.'
  4. 'They scrambled out the door like bloodhounds on the scent.'
  5. 'The County provided bloodhounds on Tuesday night to scour the area in an effort to determine if the girl was killed there or if her body was dumped there.'
  6. 'His pursuers tracked him down with a bloodhound but the fugitive managed to kill the hound with an arrow and make good his escape.'
  7. 'A chance to get something done without the media bloodhounds on our heels all the time.'
  8. 'Even when I have forgotten to leave a note with directions, he has sniffed us out like bloodhounds in the bat cave.'
  9. 'Footprints were everywhere - from the officers and their bloodhounds - but I did manage to find the two sets that the officer inside had spoken of.'
  10. 'Running as fast as I could, I followed my prey like a bloodhound to a Siamese cat.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"bucks can be bloodhound."