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spitz

[spits] /spɪts/
noun
1.
any of several dogs having a stocky body, a thick coat, erect, pointed ears, and a tail curved over the back, as a chow chow, Pomeranian, or Samoyed.
Origin of spitz
1835-1845
1835-45; < German spitz pointed

Spitz

[spits] /spɪts/
noun
1.
Mark (Andrew) born 1950, U.S. swimmer: winner of seven gold medals in 1972 summer Olympic Games.
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  • Regardless of infamous roads and execrable weather, the troops moved on and on towards the frowning heights of spitz Kop.

  • Then he warmed up and enveloped spitz in a whirlwind of rushes.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • spitz staggered in, laid the basket at his master's feet, licked his hand, and fell down.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank
  • Perhaps Fritz, the spitz, did the most remarkable thing of all.

    'Murphy' Major Gambier-Parry
  • He could see them, beyond spitz and to either side, half crouching for the spring, their eyes fixed upon him.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for spitz

spitz

/spɪts/
noun
1.
any of various breeds of dog characterized by very dense hair, a stocky build, a pointed muzzle, erect ears, and a tightly curled tail
Word Origin
C19: from German, from spitz pointed

Spitz

/spɪts/
noun
1.
Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for spitz

Spitz

n.

breed of small Pomeranian dog, 1842, from German Spitz (occasionally Spitzhund), from spitz "pointed" (see spit (n.)). So called from the shape of its muzzle.

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