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 (dôg′kăch′ər, dŏg′-)
A dog officer.
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(ˈdɔgˌkætʃ ər, ˈdɒg-)

a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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