2. [syn: watchdog, guard dog]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Watchdog \Watch"dog`\ (w[o^]ch"d[o^]g`), n.
A dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to
give notice of the approach of intruders.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices
or waste; "she is the global watchdog for human rights
2: a dog trained to guard property [syn: watchdog, guard
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "watchdog":
Cerberus, Seeing Eye dog, bandog, bitch, bowwow, canine, cerberus,
clanger, custos, dog, fancy dog, guard dog, guardian, guide dog,
gyp, keeper, kennel, lap dog, pack of dogs, pooch, pup, puppy,
sheep dog, show dog, sled dog, slut, toy dog, warden, whelp,