from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hound, especially a female hound used for hunting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bitch of the hound kind.
- n. A bitch of the hound kind. See also bratchet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bitch of the hound kind; specifically, a species of scenting hound; a pointer or setter.
Originally in plural, from Old French brachez, plural of brachet, a diminutive of Occitan brac, from Frankish. Cognate to the German Bracke. (Wiktionary)