Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short-haired hunting dog of a breed originating in France and having a long body, short legs, and long drooping ears.

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  • n. a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A small kind of hound with a long body and short legs, used as an earth dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long-bodied, short-legged breed of dogs, similar in build to the dachshund, but larger and heavier. The color varies, but it is frequently white with liver-colored or black blotches.

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  • n. smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, short, basset hound, diminutive of basse, fem. of bas, low; see base2.

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From French basset ("basset hound"), nominalization of Old French adjective basset ("short-legged"), from bas ("short, low").

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