a dog trained to help a hunter, as by pointing or retrieving game.
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Origin of gun dog
First recorded in 1735–45
Words nearby gun dog
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British Dictionary definitions for gun dog
a dog trained to work with a hunter or gamekeeper, esp in retrieving, pointing at, or flushing game
a dog belonging to any breed adapted to these activities
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