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whippet, breed of small, slender hound developed in England in the mid-18th cent. It stands between 18 and 22 in. (45.7–55.8 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 20 lb (9 kg). Its close-lying, smooth coat may be any color but is usually white, tan, or gray. Developed from crosses of greyhound, terrier, and, later, Italian greyhound, the whippet was used for coursing hares in an enclosed area, a sport that became popular when bullbaiting and bearbaiting were outlawed. Today it is raised primarily as a race dog and pet. See dog.

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whip·pet / ˈ(h)wipit/ • n. a dog of a small slender breed originally produced as a cross between the greyhound and the terrier or spaniel, bred for racing. ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: partly from obsolete whippet ‘move briskly.’

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whippet Sporting dog that was originally bred in England for racing and hare coursing. It is capable of running at speeds of 56.5km/h (35mph). It resembles a small greyhound. Height: to 56cm (22in) at the shoulder; weight: to 11kg (24lb).

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whippet †lively young woman XVI; small breed of dog XVII. prob. f. †whippet vb. move briskly (XVI), i.e. whip it.

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