Bandog definition

băndôg, -dŏg
Specifically, a type of large, ferocious dog bred by crossing American pit bull terriers with Neapolitan mastiffs.
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(now rare) A dog that has been tied up; a mastiff or other kind of guard dog.
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A powerful dog, often a mastiff or part mastiff, bred to be a watchdog and traditionally kept chained.
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(obs.) A dog kept tied up as a watchdog or because it is ferocious.
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Any mastiff or bloodhound.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bandog
Plural:
bandogs

Origin of bandog

  • Middle English band-dogge band leash, chain band1 dogge dog dog

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From band +‎ dog.

    From Wiktionary