bandog NOUN a fighting dog bred for its strength and ferocity.
ORIGIN from BAND(Cf. ↑banding), because the dog was originally kept on a chain or ‘band’.

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  • bandog — [ban′dôg΄] n. [ME bande dogge: see BAND1 & DOG] 1. Obs. a dog kept tied up as a watchdog or because it is ferocious 2. any mastiff or bloodhound …   English World dictionary

  • Bandog — Infobox Dogbreed name = Bandog country = England notrecognized = no standards made public notes = Recognized by breed specific clubs The term Bandog (also known as Bandogge) originated around 1250 1300 in Middle England, referring to a mastiff… …   Wikipedia

  • bandog — /ˈbændɒg/ (say bandog) noun a dog bred as a guard dog, especially from such breeds as mastiff, Rottweiler, pit bull terrier, etc. {Middle English band dogge, from band band3 + dogge dog} …  

  • bandog — noun Etymology: Middle English bandogge, from band + dogge dog Date: 14th century a dog kept tied to serve as a watchdog or because of its ferocity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandog — /ban dawg , dog /, n. any dog, as a mastiff or bloodhound, kept tied or chained. [1250 1300; ME band dogge. See BAND3, DOG] * * * …   Universalium

  • bandog — Synonyms and related words: Cerberus, Seeing Eye dog, bitch, bowwow, canine, dog, fancy dog, guard dog, guide dog, gyp, kennel, lap dog, pack of dogs, pooch, pup, puppy, sheep dog, show dog, sled dog, slut, toy dog, watchdog, whelp, working dog …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bandog — n. watch dog, guard dog; large powerful breed of dog used as a watch dog (e.g. mastiff) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bandog — noun a fighting dog bred for its strength and ferocity. Origin ME, orig. denoting a dog kept on a chain or ‘band’ …   English new terms dictionary

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