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 for hunting dog
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hyena \Hy*e"na\, n.; pl. Hyenas. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a
     sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr.
     ? hog: cf. F. hy[`e]ne. See Sow female hog.] (Zool.)
     Any carnivorous mammal of the family Hy[ae]nid[ae], doglike
     nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia, of which three
     living species are known. They are large and strong, but
     cowardly. They feed chiefly on carrion, and are nocturnal in
     their habits. [Written also hy[ae]na.]
     Syn: hyaena.
          [1913 Webster]
     Note: The striped hyena ({Hy[ae]na striata) inhabits
           Southern Asia and a large part of Africa. The brown
           hyena ({Hy[ae]na brunnea), and the spotted hyena
           ({Crocuta maculata), are found in Southern Africa. The
           extinct cave hyena ({Hy[ae]na spel[ae]a) inhabited
           England and France.
           [1913 Webster]
     Cave hyena. See under Cave.
     Hyena dog (Zool.), a South African canine animal ({Lycaon
        venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is
        smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears,
        and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish or yellowish brown,
        blotched with black and white. Called also hunting dog.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hunting \Hunt"ing\, n.
     The pursuit of game or of wild animals. --A. Smith.
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     Happy hunting grounds, the region to which, according to
        the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and
        hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and
        feasting. --Tylor.
     Hunting box. Same As Hunting lodge (below).
     Hunting cat (Zool.), the cheetah.
     Hunting cog (Mach.), a tooth in the larger of two geared
        wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number
        in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting
        of the same pairs of teeth.
     Hunting dog (Zool.), the hyena dog.
     Hunting ground, a region or district abounding in game;
        esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American
        Indians in search of game.
     Hunting horn, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See
        Horn, and Bulge.
     Hunting leopard (Zool.), the cheetah.
     Hunting lodge, a temporary residence for the purpose of
     Hunting seat, a hunting lodge. --Gray.
     Hunting shirt, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of
     Hunting spider (Zool.), a spider which hunts its prey,
        instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.
     Hunting watch. See Hunter, 6.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hunting dog
      n 1: a dog used in hunting game

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