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dogcatcher

[dawg-kach-er, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌkætʃ ər, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc.
Origin of dogcatcher
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; dog + catcher
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  • In the background stands the dogcatcher's cart, attached to the famous kicking mule.

    Pipefuls Christopher Morley
  • The dogcatcher's wagon is drawn up ready to rush forth, and the trained terrier which accompanies it is leaping with excitement.

    Pipefuls Christopher Morley

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