bird dog

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bird dog

1. A dog used to hunt game birds; a gun dog.
2. Informal One that bird-dogs.
3. A scout, especially in baseball.

bird dog

(Hunting) hunting a dog used or trained to retrieve game birds after they are shot
vb, -dogs, -dogging or -dogged
informal to control closely with unceasing vigilance

bird′ dog`

a dog trained to hunt or retrieve birds.
[1885–90, Amer.]


(ˈbɜrdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

v. -dogged, -dog•ging. v.t.
1. to follow closely.
2. Slang. to steal another person's date.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bird dog - a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birdsbird dog - a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birds
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
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