wolfhound

 /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
wolf•hound /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsa large dog that was once used in hunting wolves.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
wolf•hound  (wŏŏlfhound′), 
n. 
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsany of several large dogs used in hunting wolves. Cf.borzoi, Irish wolfhound. 
Etymology:
  • wolf + hound1 1780–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

wolfhound /ˈwʊlfˌhaʊnd/ n
  1. the largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves



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