A bird dog is a
gun dog used to
hunt or retrieve birds.
- A man who steals another man's
date, as in
The Everly Brothers's song "Bird Dog", possibly referring to
slang terms for women as
chicks and other
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog, an airplane named for its use, similar to that of
bird dogs, in scouting the area (reconnassiance).
- A referral fee, or "bird dog fee", is sometimes used in business. If
Jake hires a company to perform some type of service and then recommends the
company to Chester, who then hires the company and gives Jake as a
reference, the company may give Jake a bird dog fee as a bonus for
"retrieving" a new customer.
- A regional baseball scout. "Bird dogs" are generally not team employees
but instead are members of a network of contacts established by a full-time
area scout, and earn fees by suggesting youth players worth watching to the
- In athletics, especially football, a drill in which a specific movement
or play is walked through on a step-by-step basis.
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