Deerhound meaning

dîr'hound'
A Scottish deerhound.
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A dog, rather like a large greyhound, originally bred in Scotland for hunting deer.
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Origin of deerhound

From Middle English *deerhound, *deerehund, from Old English *dēorhund (attested in hēahdēorhund (“stag-hound, deer-hound, a dog for hunting great game”)), equivalent to deer +‎ hound.