Meaning of “sniffer dog” in the English Dictionary

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"sniffer dog" in British English

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sniffer dognoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsnɪf.ə ˌdɒɡ/ us /ˈsnɪf.ɚ ˌdɑːɡ/

Examples from literature

  • Unless they had specially-trained sniffer dogs to help them, rescuers using only traditional avalanche probes often had no idea where the victim was. 

(Definition of “sniffer dog” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)