Definition of Irish wolfhound

1. Noun. Large breed of hound with a rough thick coat.

Generic synonyms: Wolfhound

Definition of Irish wolfhound

1. Noun. The largest sighthound and tallest dog on average, bred in Ireland to hunt wolves. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irish Wolfhound

Irish person
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Irish pound
Irish punt
Irish setter
Irish soda bread
Irish stew
Irish strawberry
Irish terrier
Irish twin
Irish twins
Irish water spaniel
Irish waterfall
Irish whiskey
Irish whisky
Irish wolfhound (current term)
Irishism
Irishisms
Irishly
Irishman
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Irishness
Irishry
Irishwoman
Irishwomen
Irkutsk
Irma
Iron Age
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Literary usage of Irish wolfhound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"THE Irish wolfhound. SOME there are who believe that this historical hound became extinct soon after the last wolf was killed in Ireland, which happened in ..."

2. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE Irish wolfhound It is clearly attested both by history and tradition that there existed in Ireland in early times a large, rugged hound of Greyhound ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Color in the modern dog is by no means as uniform as it must have been in early times, when black or black and white prevailed. Irish wolfhound OB GREYHOUND ..."

4. Hunting Dogs: Describes in a Practical Manner the Training, Handling by Oliver Hartley (1909)
"The Irish wolfhound of history is no more, the breed having become extinct ... The modern Irish wolfhound is a cross between the Scottish deerhound and the ..."

5. British Dogs, Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation by William D. Drury (1903)
"CHAPTER X THE Irish wolfhound PROBABLY no dog has been the subject of so much contention or misapprehension as Ireland's historic hound. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Irish wolfhound—A great deal has been written about the Irish wolfhound ... The modern Irish wolfhound is undoubtedly a cross between the Great Dane and the ..."

7. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"THE Irish wolfhound. SOME there are who believe that this historical hound became extinct soon after the last wolf was killed in Ireland, which happened in ..."

8. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE Irish wolfhound It is clearly attested both by history and tradition that there existed in Ireland in early times a large, rugged hound of Greyhound ..."

9. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Color in the modern dog is by no means as uniform as it must have been in early times, when black or black and white prevailed. Irish wolfhound OB GREYHOUND ..."

10. Hunting Dogs: Describes in a Practical Manner the Training, Handling by Oliver Hartley (1909)
"The Irish wolfhound of history is no more, the breed having become extinct ... The modern Irish wolfhound is a cross between the Scottish deerhound and the ..."

11. British Dogs, Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation by William D. Drury (1903)
"CHAPTER X THE Irish wolfhound PROBABLY no dog has been the subject of so much contention or misapprehension as Ireland's historic hound. ..."

12. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Irish wolfhound—A great deal has been written about the Irish wolfhound ... The modern Irish wolfhound is undoubtedly a cross between the Great Dane and the ..."

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