Eskimo dog
Eskimo Es"ki*mo, n.; pl. {Eskimos}. [Originally applied by the Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh.] (Ethnol.) One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race. [Written also {Esquimau}.] [1913 Webster]

{Eskimo dog} (Zo["o]l.), one of a breed of large and powerful dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed. Eskimo dog [1913 Webster]


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  • Eskimo dog — n. any of several large, strong dogs of the Arctic regions of E Asia and North America, characterized by erect ears, a heavy coat, and a wolflike appearance, used especially for pulling sleds …   English World dictionary

  • Eskimo dog — 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] * * * Breed… …   Universalium

  • Eskimo dog — noun breed of heavy coated Arctic sled dog • Syn: ↑husky • Hypernyms: ↑working dog * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized E 1. : a broad chested powerful dog of a breed native to Greenland and Labrador, where it was developed as a sled dog and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eskimo dog — An Eskimo dog might refer to: * One of the dog breeds Canadian Eskimo Dog (but never American Eskimo Dog, which is unrelated to the Eskimos) * One of various breeds of huskies …   Wikipedia

  • ESKIMO DOG —    a dog found among the Eskimo, about the size of a pointer, hair thick, and of a dark grey or black and white; half tamed, but strong and sagacious; invaluable for sledging …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Eskimo dog — Es′kimo dog n. 1) dch one of a breed of strong, medium sized dogs with a dense, coarse coat, used in arctic regions for hunting and pulling sleds 2) dch any dog of the arctic regions of North America used for pulling sleds Also called husky III,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Eskimo dog — noun Date: 1774 a sled dog of American origin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eskimo dog — /ˈɛskəmoʊ dɒg/ (say eskuhmoh dog) noun one of a breed of strong dogs used by Inuit people to draw sledges …   Australian English dictionary

  • eskimo dog — n. breed of big powerfuldog with upright ears and thick fur that is used to pull sleds in Arctic areas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • American Eskimo Dog — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = The American Eskimo Dog has a trademark white coat and triangular, pointed ears name = American Eskimo altname = American Spitz American Deutscher Spitz [ [http://www.trainpetdog.com/American Eskimo/about american …   Wikipedia

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