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Meaning of WATER DOG

Pronunciation:  'wotur dog

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
  2. [n]  a person who enjoys being in or on the water
 
 Synonyms: water rat
 
 See Also: crewman, gun dog, sailor, sporting dog

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.]

 

 

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