A dog of a tall, slender breed having keen sight and capable of high speed, used since ancient times for hunting small game and now chiefly in racing and coursing.‘He bred greyhounds for many years and had many friends in the racing fraternity.’
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- ‘Deirdre said the main problem is that greyhounds are seen as racing dogs but not pets in Ireland.’
- ‘Some underfeed their whippets, lurchers, or greyhounds, because they mistakenly think these breeds are meant to be stick-thin.’
- ‘The plight of greyhounds past their racing days has touched the hearts of staff at a dog stadium.’
- ‘Earlier this month, a retired greyhound defeated a top racehorse to claim the crown of fastest animal in the racing world.’
Old English grīghund; the first element, related to Old Norse grey ‘bitch’, is of unknown origin.