- (vulgar) (cant) A bailiff or his follower; also a very fierce mastiff: likewise, a bandbox.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
BANDOG. A bailiff or his follower; also a very fierce
mastiff: likewise, a bandbox. CANT.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Ban"dog` (băn"d&obreve;g`; 115), n.
[Band + dog, i.e., bound dog.] A mastiff or other large
and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up.
The keeper entered leading his bandog, a large
bloodhound, tied in a leam, or band, from which he takes his name.
Sir W. Scott.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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