HyperDic: watchdog

English > 2 senses of the word watchdog:
NOUNperson watchdoga guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
animalwatchdog, guard doga dog trained to guard property
watchdog > pronunciation
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English > watchdog: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste.
Example"she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"
Broaderdefender, guardian, protector, shielderA person who cares for persons or property
English > watchdog: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA dog trained to guard property.
Synonymguard dog
Narrowerattack dogA watchdog trained to attack on command
housedogA dog trained to guard a house
kuvaszlong-established Hungarian breed of tall light-footed but sturdy white dog
pinscherAny of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped
schipperkeBreed of small stocky black dogs originally / originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium
Broaderworking dogAny of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Spanishperro guardián
Catalangos guardià

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