Alaskan malamute


Alas·​kan malamute ə-ˈla-skən- How to pronounce Alaskan malamute (audio)
: any of a breed of powerful heavy-coated deep-chested dogs of Alaskan origin that have erect ears, heavily cushioned feet, and a bushy tail

Examples of Alaskan malamute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twinkle, a mix of husky, Aussie cattle dog, Alaskan malamute and German shepherd, is on Team Fluff. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 6 Feb. 2023 This Alaskan malamute is wondering whether he’s drifted apart from his med-school friends. Jake Goldwasser, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2022 The Alaskan malamute was born in 2016, the same year Trump was elected, inspiring the name. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Alaskan malamute was in 1913

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“Alaskan malamute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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Alaskan malamute

Alas·​kan malamute ə-ˌlas-kən- How to pronounce Alaskan malamute (audio)
: any of a breed of strong heavy-coated working dogs developed in Alaska for pulling sleds

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