One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hunting dog skilled at following a scent on the road; also figurative (historical and rare after 17th cent.).
2Chiefly US a stray dog abandoned or living on a highway.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Gervase Markham (?1568–1637), author.
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