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bandog

[ban-dawg, -dog] /ˈbænˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/
noun
1.
any dog, as a mastiff or bloodhound, kept tied or chained.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English band-dogge. See band3, dog
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Contemporary definitions for bandog
noun

a watchdog kept tied or chained up due to its ferocity

Word Origin

Middle English band 'leash, chain' + dogge 'dog'

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