a dog trained to attack on command, as for protection or to aid in the apprehension of criminals.
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Origin of attack dog
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby attack dog
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Example sentences from the Web for attack dog
But he hurt himself with a chip-on-the-shoulder demeanor and attack-dog aggressiveness against Mitt Romney.