bandog, ban′dog, n. a dog tied up as a watch-dog, or because of its ferocity.
Mastin, a mastiue or bandog; a great country curre; also a rude, filthie, currish or cruell fellow.
In the neighbourhood of this ton or dun of Elbo there are persistent traditions of a spectral hound or bandog.
But now I put thee out of door and set the bandog to guard it; thou art locked out though the door be wide open, seest thou?
Had you been bitten with bandog fleas, as I have been, and haunted with the night Mare.
A bandog, as the name imports, was a dog so fierce, as to require to be chained up.
bandog, a bailiff, or his followers; a sergeant, or his yeomen; also a fierce mastiff.
a watchdog kept tied or chained up due to its ferocity
Middle English band 'leash, chain' + dogge 'dog'