Definition of "alsatian" [alsatian]

  • 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 (noun)
  • Of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants (adjective)
  • 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)

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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."