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- a dog kept to guard property, as by barking
- a person or group that keeps watch in order to prevent waste, unethical practices, etc.
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- A dog trained to guard people or property.
- One who serves as a guardian or protector against waste, loss, or illegal practices.
- watchˈdogˌ verb