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police dog

noun
1.
a dog trained to assist the police.
Origin of police dog
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • For example, he can't bear dogs, because once a police-dog took him for an ordinary thief.

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British Dictionary definitions for police-dog

police dog

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