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sled dog

a dog trained to pull a sled, usually working in a team.
Origin of sled dog
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is the law of the sled-dog that you shall not steal your trace-mates' grub.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Jan, the perfect exemplar of sled-dog discipline, apparently defied him.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Toward the last of October when the snow began to make deep, Fleur's education as a sled-dog began.

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
  • I don't know who did train him, if anybody ever did; but as a leadin' sled-dog he's got all the Yukon whipped to a standstill.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for sled-dog

sled dog

any of various hardy thick-coated breeds of dog, such as the Eskimo dog, the husky, and the malamute, developed for hauling sledges in various parts of the highest northern latitudes
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