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dog British & World English

A domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractile claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice

dog English Thesaurus

she went for long walks with her dog

dog-end British & World English

A cigarette end

dog-leg British & World English

A thing that bends sharply, in particular a sharp bend in a road or route

dog-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their dog or dogs

dog tag British & World English

A metal tag attached to a dog’s collar, typically giving its name and owner’s address

gun dog British & World English

A dog trained to retrieve game for a gamekeeper or the members of a shoot

hot dog British & World English

A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments

pye-dog British & World English

A stray mongrel, especially in Asia

red dog British & World English

Another term for dhole.

sea dog British & World English

An old or experienced sailor

sun dog British & World English

Another term for parhelion.

top dog British & World English

A person who is successful or dominant in their field

pye-dog New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

stray mongrel, especially in India

bird dog British & World English

A gun dog trained to retrieve birds

black dog British & World English

A metaphorical representation of melancholy or depression

bush dog British & World English

A small stocky carnivorous mammal of the dog family, with short legs and small ears. It is native to the forests of Central and South America

cant dog British & World English

Another term for cant hook.

chili dog British & World English

A hot dog garnished with chilli con carne

corn dog British & World English

A hot dog covered in maize-flour batter, fried, and served on a stick

dog cart British & World English

A two-wheeled cart for driving in, with cross seats back to back, originally incorporating a box under the seat for sportsmen’s dogs

dog days British & World English

The hottest period of the year (reckoned in antiquity from the heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star)

dog-eared British & World English

(Of an object made from paper) having the corners worn or battered with use

dog-fall British & World English

A fall in which wrestlers touch the ground together

dog food British & World English

Commercially prepared food for dogs

dog Latin British & World English

A debased form of Latin

dog rose British & World English

A delicately scented Eurasian wild rose with pink or white flowers, which commonly grows in hedgerows

dog sled British & World English

A sled designed to be pulled by dogs

Dog Star British & World English

The star Sirius

dog-tired British & World English

Extremely tired; worn out

dog-tooth British & World English

A small pointed ornament or moulding forming one of a series radiating like petals from a raised centre, typical of Norman and Early English styles

dog track British & World English

A stadium or course used for greyhound racing

dog-weary British & World English

Another term for dog-tired.

dog whelk British & World English

A predatory marine mollusc that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters

feed dog British & World English

The mechanism in a sewing machine which feeds the material under the needle

guard dog British & World English

A dog kept to guard private property and warn of intruders

guide dog British & World English

A dog that has been trained to lead a blind person

lame dog British & World English

A person who is in need or who is the object of charity

otter dog British & World English

A large hound of a breed with a long rough coat, used in otter hunting

puppy dog British & World English

A child’s word for a puppy

sandy dog British & World English

Another term for dogfish111.

sled dog British & World English

A dog trained to pull a sled, especially as one of a team

spit dog British & World English

A firedog with a hook on its upright for supporting a spit

spur-dog British & World English

A large white-spotted grey dogfish with venomous spines in front of the dorsal fins. It occurs in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, often in large shoals

wheel dog British & World English

The dog harnessed nearest to the sleigh in a dog team

wild dog British & World English

A wild member of the dog family, especially the hunting dog of Africa, the dhole of India, or the dingo of Australia


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