Definitions for: Water Dog


[n] a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
[n] a person who enjoys being in or on the water



Webster (1913) Definition: Wa"ter dog`
1. (Zo["o]l.) A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to
retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and
Newfoundland dogs are so trained.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The menobranchus.

3. A small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain.

4. A sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: water rat

See Also: crewman, gun dog, sailor, sporting dog

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