sheepdog

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 /ˈʃiːpˌdɒɡ/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
sheep•dog or  sheep dog /ˈʃipˌdɔg, -ˌdɑg/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsa dog trained to herd and guard sheep.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
sheep•dog  (shēpdôg′, -dog′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsa dog trained to herd and guard sheep.
Also,  sheep dog′. 
  • sheep + dog 1765–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sheepdog /ˈʃiːpˌdɒɡ/ n

  1. Also called: shepherd dog a dog used for herding sheep
  2. any of various breeds of dog reared originally for herding sheep
    See Old English sheepdog, Shetland sheepdog



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