Definition of elkhound in English:



(also Norwegian elkhound)
  • A large hunting dog of a Scandinavian breed with a shaggy gray coat.

    ‘She was like a terrier worrying an elk hound, charging in and pressing an attack so fast and furious he had no choice but to defend himself.’
    • ‘The Norwegian Elkhound belongs to the collection of dogs referred to as Scent Hounds, which specialise in following the scent or the smell of its quarry.’
    • ‘Norwegian Elkhounds are bred for hunting large game, such as wolf, bear and moose.’



/ˈelkˌ(h)ound/ /ˈɛlkˌ(h)aʊnd/