police dog
noun Date: 1908 1. a dog trained to assist police (as in drug detection) 2. German shepherd

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  • police dog — n. 1. a dog, esp. a German shepherd, specially trained to assist police 2. popularly any German shepherd dog …   English World dictionary

  • police dog — police dogs N COUNT A police dog is a working dog which is owned by the police …   English dictionary

  • police dog — police′ dog n. 1) dch a dog trained to assist the police 2) dch German shepherd • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Police dog — Swedish German Shepherds in action during demonstrations in Stockholm on National Day 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • police dog — noun any dog trained to assist police especially in tracking • Hypernyms: ↑working dog * * * noun, pl ⋯ dogs [count] : a dog that is trained to help police find criminals and illegal drugs * * * poˈlice dog [police dog] noun a dog that is trained …   Useful english dictionary

  • police dog — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms police dog : singular police dog plural police dogs a dog used by the police …   English dictionary

  • police dog — dog used by the police (for following scent trails, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • police dog — po lice dog n a dog trained by the police to find hidden drugs or catch criminals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • police dog — po lice ,dog noun count a dog used by the police …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • police dog — /pəˈlis dɒg/ (say puh lees dog) noun any dog used or trained to assist the police …   Australian English dictionary

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