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Definitions and Synonyms of watchdog | Another word for watchdog | What is watchdog?

Definition 1: a dog trained to guard property - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for watchdog in the sense of this definition

(watchdog is a kind of ...) any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs

(... is a kind of watchdog ) long-established Hungarian breed of tall light-footed but sturdy white dog; used also as a hunting dog

(... is a kind of watchdog ) a watchdog trained to attack on command

(... is a kind of watchdog ) a dog trained to guard a house

(... is a kind of watchdog ) breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium

(... is a kind of watchdog ) any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped

Definition 2: a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste - [noun denoting person]

Samples where watchdog or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses

(watchdog is a kind of ...) a person who cares for persons or property

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