from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sheepdog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sheepdog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a breed of dogs used largely for the herding and care of sheep. There are several kinds, as the collie, or Scotch shepherd dog, and the English shepherd dog. Called also shepherd's dog.
  • n. a name of Pan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as shepherd's dog (which see, under shepherd).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep


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  • On a heap of those soft shavings a rough, grey shepherd dog had made himself a pleasant bed, and was lying with his nose between his fore-paws, occasionally wrinkling his brows to cast a glance at the tallest of the five workmen, who was carving a shield in the centre of a wooden mantelpiece.

    Adam Bede


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