also malemute noun Etymology: Malemute, an Inupiat of the Kotzebue Sound area, Alaska, from Inupiat malimiut Date: 1898 a sled dog of northern North America; especially Alaskan malamute

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  • malamute — ☆ malamute [mal′ə myo͞ot΄ ] n. [< Malemute, name of an Eskimo tribe] ALASKAN MALAMUTE …   English World dictionary

  • malamute — also malemute, Eskimo dog, 1874, from name of Alaska Eskimo tribe in northwestern Alaska that developed the breed. The native form is malimiut …   Etymology dictionary

  • Malamute — Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute …   Wikipédia en Français

  • malamute — {{#}}{{LM M42860}}{{〓}} {{[}}malamute{{]}} ‹ma·la·mu·te› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} → {{↑}}perro Alaska malamute{{↓}} …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • malamute — /mal euh myooht /, n. (sometimes cap.) See Alaskan malamute. Also, malemute. [1895 1900; < Inupiaq malimiut name for local groups of Inupiaq of the Kotzebue Sound region, W Alaska, who bred such dogs] * * * …   Universalium

  • malamute — mælÉ™mjuːt n. Alaskan malamute, large Alaskan breed of dog often used to pull sleds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malamute — mal•a•mute or mal•e•mute [[t]ˈmæl əˌmyut[/t]] n. dch Alaskan malamute • Etymology: 1895–1900; < Inupiaq malimiut …   From formal English to slang

  • malamute — /ˈmæləmut/ (say maluhmooht) noun an Arctic sled dog, noted for its strength and endurance. Also, Alaskan malamute. {named after the Inuit Mahlemut people who developed the breed} …   Australian English dictionary

  • malamute — noun A ancient northern breed of dog of the husky type, particularly used as a sled dog …   Wiktionary

  • malamute — [ maləmju:t] (also malemute) noun a powerful dog of a breed with a thick, grey coat, bred by the Inuit and used to pull sledges. Origin C19: from Inuit malimiut, a people of western Alaska, who developed the breed …   English new terms dictionary

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