- any dog, as a mastiff or bloodhound, kept tied or chained.
Origin of bandog
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Had you been bitten with Bandog fleas, as I have been, and haunted with the night Mare.Wit Without Money
Bandog, ban′dog, n. a dog tied up as a watch-dog, or because of its ferocity.
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?Days of the Discoverers
A bandog, as the name imports, was a dog so fierce, as to require to be chained up.The Plays of Philip Massinger
Bandog, a bailiff, or his followers; a sergeant, or his yeomen; also a fierce mastiff.