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sniffer dog

[ snif-er dawg, dog ]
/ ˈsnɪf ər ˌdɔg, ˌdɒg /
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noun

a dog trained to find illegal drugs or explosives by smell.

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Sometimes sniff dog [snif-dawg, dog] /ˈsnɪf ˌdɔg, ˌdɒg/ .

Origin of sniffer dog

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for sniffer dog

sniffer dog

noun

a police dog trained to detect drugs or explosives by smell
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