Word: WATCHDOG

The word WATCHDOG has appeared in at least 13 clues on different crosswords.

WATCHDOG definition(s):

• a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste; "she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"

• a guard dog

• To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.

• A software or hardware utility that monitors for specific system events and failures and when they occur executes a preconfigured action.

• a dog trained to guard property

• A hardware device that monitors system health and functionality by communicating with the system software. The communication is through a dedicated device driver or device timer.

• person

• A guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste.

• To perform a function analogous to that of a watchdog; to guard and warn.

• To guard and warn.

• dog

• a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.

• A dog that guards a house or a herd.

Clue(s)
Alert guardian.
Burglar alarm alternative
Cerberus.
Consumer advocate
Defense against intruders
Doberman e.g.
Furry guard
Guardian
Guardian.
Protective pooch
Snarling sentry
Canine guard
Spy on party for Government Ombudsman