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Eskimo dog

noun
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.
Origin of Eskimo dog
1865-1875
1865-75
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  • The Eskimo dog has small, upright ears, a straight bushy tail, moderately sharp muzzle and rough coat.

  • The Eskimo dog seldom barks, but he has a mournful, wolflike howl.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The Eskimo dog is a tough creature, but he cannot be expected to eat food which breaks an axe.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • In another instant they were down and Kazan had the Eskimo dog by the throat.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • The Eskimo dog never barks, but howls exactly like a wolf, in sitting posture with the head upturned.

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • But the bear, the fox, and the Eskimo dog, are watching for signs of just such hiding-places as these.

    Our Little Eskimo Cousin Mary Hazleton Wade
  • The Eskimo dog, so far as I know, is the only butcher animal that earns a living.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • It is absolutely impossible to figure on the Eskimo dog's uncertain tenure of life.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • In size, he is slightly larger than the Eskimo dog, his body longer and thinner, and he travels with his tail down.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • The chief use of the Eskimo dog is to draw the sledges, which are the only possible conveyances in that frozen land.

British Dictionary definitions for Eskimo dog

Eskimo dog

noun
1.
a large powerful breed of sled dog with a long thick coat and curled tail
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