- 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 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 band 1. dogge dog ; see dog .