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gun dog

n.
A dog trained or bred to assist hunters, as in flushing or retrieving game.
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gun dog

n
1. (Hunting) a dog trained to work with a hunter or gamekeeper, esp in retrieving, pointing at, or flushing game
2. (Hunting) a dog belonging to any breed adapted to these activities
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gun′ dog`

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n.
a dog trained to help a hunter, as by pointing or retrieving game.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gun dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with gunsgun dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
bird dog - a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birds
water dog - a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
retriever - a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
Spanish pointer, pointer - a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
setter - a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
wire-haired pointing griffon, griffon - breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
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Translations

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