gun dog

or gundog

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  1. a dog trained to help a hunter, as by pointing or retrieving game.

Origin of gun dog

First recorded in 1735–45

Words Nearby gun dog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gun dog in a sentence

  • He is the dog, you know, that contests with the English setter the title of most 154 popular and efficient gun dog.

    The Dogs of Boytown | Walter A. Dyer

British Dictionary definitions for gun dog

gun dog

  1. a dog trained to work with a hunter or gamekeeper, esp in retrieving, pointing at, or flushing game

  2. a dog belonging to any breed adapted to these activities

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