noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Also, malemute.

1895–1900; < Inupiaq malimiut name for local groups of Inupiaq of the Kotzebue Sound region, W Alaska, who bred such dogs Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
malamute or malemute (ˈmæləˌmuːt)
an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat
[from the name of an Inuit tribe]
malemute or malemute
[from the name of an Inuit tribe]

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Word Origin & History

1874, from name of Alaska Eskimo tribe that developed the breed.
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Example sentences
The sheep were killed by a large malamute dog and not wolves.
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