- Eskimo dog
- nounbreed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog• Syn: ↑husky• Hypernyms: ↑working dog
* * *nounUsage: usually capitalized E1. : a broad-chested powerful dog of a breed native to Greenland and Labrador, where it was developed as a sled dog and hunting dog, and characterized by a heavy double coat, the outer coat long and shaggy and the inner of soft dense wool, by short erect ears, full tail curled across the back, and large hairy paws and averaging 50 to 85 pounds in weight and 20 to 25 inches in height2. : any sled dog of American origin
* * *1. one of a breed of strong, medium-sized dogs having a dense, coarse coat, used in arctic regions for hunting and pulling sleds.2. any dog of the arctic regions of North America used for pulling sleds. Also called husky.[1865-75]
* * *Eskimo dog nounOne of a breed of powerful dogs with a double coat of hair, widely distributed in the Arctic regions and used for pulling sledges (also called malamute)• • •Main Entry: ↑Eskimo
* * *Eskimo dog,1. any one of a breed of large, strong, broad-chested dogs much used by the Eskimos to pull their sleds; husky. Eskimo dogs have furry outer hair with another coat of fine hair near the skin.2. = Siberian husky. (Cf. ↑Siberian husky)3. = Alaskan malamute. (Cf. ↑Alaskan malamute)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.