Definition of beagle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beagle

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BrE BrE//ˈbiːɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːɡl//
 
Domesticated mammals
 
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a small dog with short legs, used in hunting See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Origin late 15th cent.: perhaps from Old French beegueule ‘open-mouthed’, from beer ‘open wide’ + gueule ‘throat’.
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