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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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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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Noun1.waterdog - any of several large aquatic salamanderswaterdog - any of several large aquatic salamanders
ambystomid, ambystomid salamander - small to moderate-sized terrestrial or semiaquatic New World salamander
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