German shepherd
noun Date: 1926 any of a breed of working dogs of German origin that are intelligent and responsive and are often used in police work and as guide dogs for the blind — called also Alsatian

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  • German shepherd — noun count a large dog with thick dark fur, pointed ears, and a long narrow nose and jaw. German shepherds are often used by the police …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • German shepherd — n a large dog rather like a ↑wolf that is often used by the police, for guarding property etc British Equivalent: Alsatian …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • German shepherd — ► NOUN ▪ a large breed of dog often used as guard dogs or for police work; an Alsatian …   English terms dictionary

  • German shepherd — n. any of a breed of large dog somewhat resembling a wolf, with a bushy tail and erect ears, developed in Germany to herd sheep, now often used as a guard dog, a police dog, and a guide for the blind …   English World dictionary

  • German shepherd — one of a breed of large shepherd dogs having a coat ranging in color from gray to brindled, black and tan, or black, used esp. in police work and as a guide for the blind. Also called German shepherd dog, German police dog. [1930 35; shepherd… …   Universalium

  • German Shepherd — Deutscher Schäferhund FCI Standard Nr. 166 Gruppe 1: Hütehunde und Treibhunde (ohne Schweizer Sennenhunde) Sektion 1: Schäferhunde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • German shepherd — noun breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind • Syn: ↑German shepherd dog, ↑German police dog, ↑alsatian • Hypernyms: ↑shepherd dog, ↑sheepdog, ↑sheep dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • German shepherd — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms German shepherd : singular German shepherd plural German shepherds an Alsatian …   English dictionary

  • German shepherd — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German Shepherd — noun A medium sized breed of dog often used as a guard dog or police dog. Syn: Alsatian, alsatian, German Shepherd Dog …   Wiktionary

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