Definition of police dog in English:

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police dog

Pronunciation: /pəˈlēs dôɡ/


1A dog, especially a German shepherd, trained for use in police work.
Example sentences
  • Three police dogs are in training with the county's constabulary to wear new lightweight head harnesses fitted with small cameras.
  • He is one of only a few GMP-bred puppies judged unsuitable to become trained police dogs and are instead re-housed in good homes across the region.
  • We could send in some of our specially trained police dogs who may be able to tackle someone in this situation.
1.1 informal A German shepherd.

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Syllabification: po·lice dog

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