mastiff mastiff  /ˈmæ stəf/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog

Usage(s):

  1. It is I who have always had to goad on this mastiff.
  2. In the second, Louis, peering down mastiff-like for an opening, let go.
  3. Brindled and powerful, with a worried wrinkle in its big, square forehead, the bull mastiff is the result of a cross between mastiff and bulldog.

News

  1. Benton talks stricter ‘vicious dog’ policy

    BENTON — When a bull mastiff attacked and killed Cindy Bowden’s dog in January, she made it her mission to change this city’s animal control ordinance. Six months later, an updated and stricter set of regulations was approved by Benton’s Community Service and Animal Control committee Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  2. Boy, 5, Who Survived Oklahoma Tornado Mauled by Bull Mastiff

    The Pitbull Bull Mastiff Mix Was Set Off By the Boy's Cries
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Good Morning America via Yahoo! News

  3. Forrest the Mastiff Update

    Forrest the Mastiff captured the hearts of Northeast Ohio when he was rescued from Forest Hills Park in Cleveland Heights,...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

Quotes

  1. "His name is King," James said. "It's a Cane Corso, an Italian Mastiff. Big as you."
    on May 2, 2007 By: LeBron James Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "The Mastiff is a fantastic vehicle and the fact that we've now got almost twice as many as we had a few months ago is a big boon to people," Mr Ainsworth said.
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: Bob Ainsworth Source: Times Online

  3. Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne said: "Mastiff has proved its value on operations offering high levels of protection against mines and roadside bombs. Today I am pleased to announce our intention to purchase 140 extra Mastiffs. It's my job...
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Des Browne Source: netPR.pl (komunikaty prasowe)

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