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Definition of "wolf-dog" []

  • A large stout dog of no particular variety, kept to guard sheep, cattle, etc., and destroy wolves. (noun)
  • A dogbred, or supposed to be bred, between a dog and a wolf. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "wolf-dog" in a sentence
  • "At the man's heels trotted a dog, a big native husky, the proper wolf-dog, gray-coated and without any visible or temperamental difference from its brother, the wild wolf."
  • "And the wolf-dog, with ears flattened down and crouching, would slide silkily away, only to circle up to the foal from the other side and give cause to the mare for new alarm."
  • "And as the old hunting instincts had aroused that day in the wolf-dog, so in him recrudesced all the old hot desire of gold-hunting."