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)



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