Eskimo dog


Definition of Eskimo dog

: any of an American breed of spitz dogs with a thick white coat also : any of a breed of Canadian sled dogs

First Known Use of Eskimo dog

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Eskimo dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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