water dog

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water dog

1. A dog that takes easily to the water, especially one trained for hunting waterfowl.
2. Informal A person who feels at home in or on the water.
3. often wa·ter·dog (wô′tər-dôg′, -dŏg′, wŏt′ər-)
a. See mudpuppy.
b. A larval tiger salamander.
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water dog



1. (Breeds) a dog trained to hunt in water
2. informal a dog or person who enjoys going in or on the water
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wa′ter dog`

1. a hunting dog trained to retrieve waterfowl.
2. Informal. a person who feels at home in or on the water.


(ˈwɔ tərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg, ˈwɒt ər-)

any of several large salamanders, esp. of the genus Necturus, as the mudpuppy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water dog - a person who enjoys being in or on the water
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
2.water dog - a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowlwater dog - a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
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Well, no problem, I had a water dog, at that point proven by fetching dummies in the swimming pool.
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