police dog

noun

1
: a dog trained to assist police (as in drug detection)
2

Examples of police dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Los Angeles City Council has declined a donation for two police dogs after one city leader raised concerns that the canines were trained by a company that shares its name with a Nazi military hideout used by Adolf Hitler. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 During the parade, police helicopters and drones whirred overhead as police dogs and hundreds of officers patrolled the area. Erin Nolan, New York Times, 2 June 2024 Deputies, with the help of a sheriff’s helicopter and a police dog, found the two suspects shortly after 4 p.m. at the nearby apartment and took them into custody, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 Police said the man suffered minor injuries from running away with no shoes on and from the apprehension by a police dog. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for police dog 

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of police dog was in 1836

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“Police dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20dog. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

police dog

noun
1
: a dog trained to help police (as in drug detection)
2

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