Definition of bandog in English:

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bandog

Pronunciation: /ˈbandäɡ/

noun

A dog bred for its strength and ferocity by crossing aggressive breeds.
Example sentences
  • Caliban emerges as superior to these worldlings, but Prospero sends his bandogs after him notwithstanding.
  • Small ‘pitbull’ type dogs are used for illegal matching and dog fighting, and not large, man-stopping bandogs.

Origin

Middle English (originally denoting a dog kept on a chain or “band”): from band1 + dog.

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Syllabification: ban·dog

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