any dog, as a mastiff or bloodhound, kept tied or chained.
bandog, ban′dog, n. a dog tied up as a watch-dog, or because of its ferocity.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Mastin, a mastiue or bandog; a great country curre; also a rude, filthie, currish or cruell fellow.
The Master of Game Second Duke of York, Edward
In the neighbourhood of this ton or dun of Elbo there are persistent traditions of a spectral hound or bandog.
Archaic England Harold Bayley
But now I put thee out of door and set the bandog to guard it; thou art locked out though the door be wide open, seest thou?
Days of the Discoverers L. Lamprey
Had you been bitten with bandog fleas, as I have been, and haunted with the night Mare.
Wit Without Money Francis Beaumont
A bandog, as the name imports, was a dog so fierce, as to require to be chained up.
The Plays of Philip Massinger Philip Massinger
bandog, a bailiff, or his followers; a sergeant, or his yeomen; also a fierce mastiff.
The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew Unknown
a watchdog kept tied or chained up due to its ferocity
Middle English band ‘leash, chain’ + dogge ‘dog’
an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar. Historical Examples Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively. The American Language Henry L. Mencken noun a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings Also called pandore, pandora
a city in W Java, in Indonesia. noun a city in Indonesia, in SW Java. Pop: 2 136 260 (2000)
a Ukrainian stringed instrument of the lute family. Historical Examples Sometimes a wandering minstrel sang these for him, accompanying himself on the bandura. Russia: Its People and Its Literature Emilia Pardo Bazán
a city in and the capital of Karnataka, in SW India. a state in S India. 74,326 sq. mi. (192,504 sq. km). Capital: Bangalore. Contemporary Examples They point out the young leaving the city for other places—Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune. Mumbai’s Stoic Courage Salil Tripathi July 13, 2011 In 2005, when Premier Wen Jiabao visited Bangalore, […]