1. Any dog trained by law enforcement to detect drugs, especially marijuana, by smell. I broke out in a cold sweat when I saw them bring the pot hounds onto the bus. There's no way I'm smuggling dope through the airport—that place is crawling with pot hounds!
2. Any stray, mixed-breed dog; a mutt. A slang term specific to the islands of the West Indies, especially Grenada. Our family befriended a pot hound that kept sniffing around our garbage, eventually adopting the rascally thing as our own. This part of the island is positively crawling with pot hounds.
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pot houndand pot sniffer
n. a dog trained to sniff out cannabis. (Drugs.) The pot hound at the airport is always busy finding marijuana. A cute beagle named sparky greeted me as today’s “pot sniffer” in the baggage claim area.
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