French bassetshort, basset hounddiminutive ofbassefeminine ofbaslowbase2
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchbasset (“basset hound"), nominalization of Old French adjective basset (“short-legged"), from bas (“short, low").
Basset-hound Sentence Examples
She lives with her partner and their basset hound in North Essex.
- Bloodhound, otterhound, foxhound, harrier, beagle, basset hound (smooth and rough), dachshund, greyhound, deerhound, Borzoi, Irish wolfhound, whippet, pointer, setter (English, Irish and black and tan), retriever (flat-coated, curlycoated and Labrador), spaniel (Irish water, water other than Irish, Clumber, Sussex, field, English springer, other than Clumber, Sussex and field: Welsh springer, red and white and Cocker); fox terriers (smoothand wire-coated); Irish terrier, Scotch terrier, Welsh terrier, Dandie Dinmont terrier, Skye terrier (prick-eared and drop-eared), Airedale terrier and Bedlington terrier.
I adopted a Basset Hound from a rescue in March of 2007.
I have a female Basset Hound that I am trying to breed.
The dachshund, or badger hound, is of German origin, and like the basset hound was originally an elongated distorted hound with crooked legs, employed in baiting and hunting badgers, but now greatly improved and made more definite by the arts of the breeder.