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dog +‎ catcher

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dogcatcher (plural dogcatchers)

  1. A person whose job is to catch and remove stray dogs.
    • 2007, Robert Ludlum, The Bancroft Strategy, page 348:
      Men like him couldn't get elected dogcatcher. He was a natural lieutenant, not a leader, and it was a fact he accepted with neither bitterness nor regret.

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