a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc.
- Rarely animal warden .
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How to use dogcatcher in a sentence
She attacked them for trying to tell candidates what to say even though "they are not willing, or able, to run for dog catcher."
Have confidence in everything you do, even when you eat sausages at a quick lunch next door to the dog-catcher.Supreme Personality | Delmer Eugene Croft
If he looks as if a dog-catcher had spat him out on the street, then, with such women-folks, he needn't be afraid of a prince!Pandora's Box | Frank Wedekind
Then a dog catcher was hired, warnings were posted, and the stray dogs were gathered up and mysteriously disposed of.The Dogs of Boytown | Walter A. Dyer
Im afraid, said Mr. Maclin, that the dog-catcher has caught the little brown dog.Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 | Various
To Miss Clementinas mind the dog-catcher suggested awful possibilities.Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for dog-catcher
mainly US and Canadian a local official whose job is to catch and impound stray dogs, cats, etc
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