Definition of "alsatian" [alsatian]

  • (noun) English name for a breed of dog called German shepherd until the first World War, changed at that time due to anti-German sentiment. Still commonly used in Britain.
  • (noun) a large wolflike breed of dog often used as a guard or guide dog and by the police
  • (noun) a native or inhabitant of Alsace
  • (noun) (in the 17th century) a criminal or debtor who took refuge in the Whitefriars area of London
  • (adjective) of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants

Use "alsatian" in a sentence

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  • "Pointing to a fierce alsatian lurking in the rear, he declined their offer in a characteristically supercilious manner."

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