gundog

noun

gun·​dog ˈgən-ˌdȯg How to pronounce gundog (audio)
: a dog trained to work with hunters by locating and retrieving game

Examples of gundog in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gundog was in 1744

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“Gundog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gundog. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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