police dog

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of police dog

1 : a dog trained to assist police (as in drug detection)

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First Known Use of police dog

1836

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of police dog for English Language Learners

  • : a dog that is trained to help police find criminals and illegal drugs


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Definition of police dog for Students

: a dog trained to help police

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