police dog

  1. a dog trained to assist the police.

Origin of police dog

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby police dog

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How to use police dog in a sentence

  • This wandering about I considered necessary in order to delay and perhaps bamboozle any police dog put on my track.

    13 Days | John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • He went into the house, and must have gone to his room, where the police dog had been shut up for hours in disgrace.

    Everyman's Land | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The picture is built around Strongheart, a magnificent police dog.

    Pieces of Hate | Heywood Broun
  • Captain Thénault labours away at the messroom piano, or in lighter mood plays with Fram, his police dog.

    Flying for France | James R. McConnell
  • A great police dog, straining at the leash, gave Walter a thrill of mingled admiration and timidity.

    Walter and the Wireless | Sara Ware Bassett

British Dictionary definitions for police dog

police dog

  1. a dog, often a German shepherd dog, trained to help the police, as in tracking

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