guide dog


: a dog trained to lead the blind

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In one of his subway paintings, the figures around him include a man holding a small child, a young woman with a bicycle, a construction worker and a guide dog, while a woman on the platform pounds a conga drum and stray newspapers flutter about them. Richard Sandomir,, 8 July 2022 Her guide dog, Cinder, rides in the coach’s boat. Bethany Ericson, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2021 My guide dog is not a fashion statement. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021 She’s also lost her guide dog, Dario. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, 22 Oct. 2020 But the cost to support a guide dog is over $65,000. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2022 Bill, Reba, Bill Jr. and his sister Anne Marie raised my guide dog. Riza Cruz, ELLE, 18 Oct. 2022 Switzer gets to and from work independently with his guide dog. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Bertie will go on to become a guide dog and companion to someone with sight loss, Middleton announced. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guide dog was in 1932

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“Guide dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

guide dog

: a dog trained to lead the blind

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