guide dog


Definition of guide dog 

: a dog trained to lead the blind

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Their canes were propped in the corner, their guide dogs asleep under a table. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters," 3 June 2018 The group places service and guide dogs with people with physical injuries, PTSD, hearing and vision loss, and seizures. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "George H.W. Bush gets a new service dog named Sully," 25 June 2018 However, there’s a catch: not all of the puppies may make it to the esteemed title of guide dog. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Documentary "Pick of the Litter" Releases New Trailer," 16 June 2018 In a story Saturday, The Tribune incorrectly reported that a guide dog owned by a blind 7-year-old boy was missing. Merrie Monteagudo,, "History in headlines," 15 Apr. 2018 Being a guide dog for the blind is one of the most vital and important jobs a dog can do — no pressure, right? Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Documentary "Pick of the Litter" Releases New Trailer," 16 June 2018 The blind musician wore dark glasses and was accompanied by his guide dog. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "José Feliciano to Sing 'Star-Spangled Banner, Donate Guitar at Smithsonian Citizenship Ceremony: Exclusive," 6 June 2018 Blue Dozer, or just Dozer for short, operates like his guide dog. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Blind dachshund and pit bull who acts as his "guide dog" have found a forever home together," 4 June 2018 There’s an ear with a hearing aid, a motorized wheelchair, and a guide dog, to name a few. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "The 2019 emoji candidates include that flamingo you’ve been looking for," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of guide dog

1932, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of guide dog

: a dog that is specially trained to lead and help blind people

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Kids Definition of guide dog

: a dog trained to lead a person who is blind

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