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From stag +‎ hound.

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staghound (plural staghounds)

  1. Any of several large dogs once bred to hunt stags.
    • 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, VII:
      Woodwork and glass gave way before him; but before he got quite through, Gregson, Lestrade, and Holmes sprang upon him like so many staghounds.

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