police dog

police dog
A canine trained and employed by the police to pursue suspects or sniff out contraband.

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  • police dog — n. 1. a dog, esp. a German shepherd, specially trained to assist police 2. popularly any German shepherd dog …   English World dictionary

  • police dog — police dogs N COUNT A police dog is a working dog which is owned by the police …   English dictionary

  • police dog — police′ dog n. 1) dch a dog trained to assist the police 2) dch German shepherd • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Police dog — Swedish German Shepherds in action during demonstrations in Stockholm on National Day 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • police dog — noun any dog trained to assist police especially in tracking • Hypernyms: ↑working dog * * * noun, pl ⋯ dogs [count] : a dog that is trained to help police find criminals and illegal drugs * * * poˈlice dog [police dog] noun a dog that is trained …   Useful english dictionary

  • police dog — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms police dog : singular police dog plural police dogs a dog used by the police …   English dictionary

  • police dog — dog used by the police (for following scent trails, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Police Dog Unit (Hong Kong) — The Police Dog Unit, also known as the PDU, is a specialist force of the Hong Kong Police Force under the direct command of the Special Operations Bureau. It specialises in the training of police dogs in explosive detection, drug detection, guard …   Wikipedia

  • police dog — po lice dog n a dog trained by the police to find hidden drugs or catch criminals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • police dog — po lice ,dog noun count a dog used by the police …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • police dog — /pəˈlis dɒg/ (say puh lees dog) noun any dog used or trained to assist the police …  

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