Definition of Bandog

1. n. A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up.



Definition of Bandog

1. Noun. (rare) A dog that has been tied up; a mastiff or other kind of guard dog. ¹

2. Noun. Specifically, a type of large, ferocious dog bred by crossing American pit bull terriers with Neapolitan mastiffs. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete slang cant) A bailiff or prison guard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bandog

1. a watchdog [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bandog

1. A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up. "The keeper entered leading his bandog, a large bloodhound, tied in a leam, or band, from which he takes his name." (Sir W. Scott) Origin: Band + dog, i.e, bound dog. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bandog

bandleader
bandleaders
bandleading
bandles
bandless
bandlet
bandlets
bandlike
bandlimited
bandmaster
bandmasters
bandmate
bandmates
bandmember
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bandog (current term)
bandogs
bandoleer
bandoleers
bandolero
bandoleros
bandolier
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bandoline
bandolines
bandoneon
bandoneonist
bandoneonists
bandoneons
bandook

Literary usage of Bandog

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1. American Kennel Register: A Monthly Record (1885)
"Thus we see that in the seventeenth and eighteenth century bandog was ... Chaucer mentions the bandog, and Spencer, writing in the sixteenth century, ..."

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