Definition of bandog in English:

bandog

Line breaks: ban¦dog
Pronunciation: /ˈbandɒg
 
/

noun

  • A fighting dog bred for its strength and ferocity by crossing aggressive breeds.
    More 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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