Definition of attack dog in English:

attack dog

Syllabification: at·tack dog

noun

1A dog trained to attack on command and kept for this purpose.
More example sentences
  • They have not had electrodes attached to their genitals or been set on by attack dogs.
  • The police then charged the picket line with attack dogs.
  • A German shepherd attack dog also made the trip from Angola.
1.1A person who is very aggressive in defense or support of someone or something: he was accused of being an all-purpose attack dog for the party
More example sentences
  • Instead, both have looked like opportunistic attack dogs.
  • Instead she has now been firmly assigned to the traditional role of the vice-presidential candidate: attack dog.
  • I had no idea he was going to be a little attack dog.

Definition of attack dog in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
noun
a microscopic animal