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Sunday, June 27, 1999
bandog noun [BAN-dog] A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up.

Definitions for bandog

  1. A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up.

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Citations for bandog
The keeper entered leading his bandog, a large bloodhound, tied in a leam, or band, from which he takes his name. Sir W. Scott,
As fierce as a bandog that has newly broke his chain.' Sir George Etherege, The Comical Revenge; or, Love in a Tub
Origin of bandog
1250-1300
From Middle English bandogge, from band + dogge (dog).