bird dog

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bird + dog

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bird dog (plural bird dogs)

  1. A dog used in shooting to retrieve the dead birds, especially an English pointer.
  2. A tout.
  3. (CB slang) A radar detector (for detecting police speed traps).
I'm just out of Austin bound for San Antone
With the radio blastin' and the bird dog on

— "Guitar Town", Steve Earle

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bird dog (third-person singular simple present bird dogs, present participle bird dogging, simple past and past participle bird dogged)

  1. (intransitive) To watch closely.
  2. (transitive) To seek out.