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watchdog (plural watchdogs)
- a guard dog
- An individual or group that monitors the activities of another entity (such as an individual, corporation, non-profit group, or governmental organization) on behalf of the public to ensure that entity does not behave illegally or unethically.
dog — see guard dog
- To perform a function analogous to that of a watchdog; to guard and warn.
- (electronics) To be continuously reset by a watchdog timer.