Lurcher

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Lurcher

1. One that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher.

2. (Science: zoology) One of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently, by scent, and is often used by poachers.

See: lurch to lurk.