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Definition of "spaniel" [span•iel]

  • Any of several breeds of small-sized to medium-sized dogs, usually having drooping ears, short legs, and a wavy, silky coat. (noun)
  • A docile or servile person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spaniel" in a sentence
  • "I think you chose a great breed for training as the Boykin spaniel is very smart dog (not biased or anything)."
  • "The Boykin spaniel is the state dog of South Carolina."
  • "My eight year old daughter with our eight month old Boykin spaniel"
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