- Obs. a dog kept tied up as a watchdog or because it is ferocious
- any mastiff or bloodhound
Origin of bandogMiddle English bande dogge: see band and amp; dog
A powerful dog, often a mastiff or part mastiff, bred to be a watchdog and traditionally kept chained.
Origin of bandogMiddle English band-dogge : band, leash, chain; see band1 + dogge, dog; see dog.