cocker spaniel

noun
cock·er spaniel | \ˈkä-kər- \

Definition of cocker spaniel 

2 : any of a breed of spaniels developed in the U.S. from the English cocker spaniel that are smaller in size and have a shorter muzzle and longer thicker coat

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The sweet shots were taken in the Middleton’s backyard and even featured the family’s cocker spaniel, Lupo and the Middleton’s dog Tilly. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "See the Brand-New Photos the Palace Just Released of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte!," 5 May 2018 After a long career in the securities industry, Doug recently retired from Oppenheimer & Co. He is survived by his brother Larry and sister-in-law Lisa Saks of Silver Spring, MD, nieces Andrea and Hannah, and by his beloved cocker spaniel Jack. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 5/1," 1 May 2018 In the second row, Winston, an 18-month-old cocker spaniel mix, sat up and panted at them. New York Times, "Aisles of Dogs," 20 Mar. 2018 Kennedy had flown in with his traveling cocker spaniel, Freckles. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kennedy advance man remembers his last assignment," 8 Mar. 2018 Also playing are two special-needs puppies: Buttons, a deaf and blind cocker spaniel, and Sophie, a three-legged goldendoodle. Meredith Blake, sacbee, "For the rest of us, a Super Sunday chew toy | The Sacramento Bee," 31 Jan. 2018 Also playing are two special-needs puppies: Buttons, a deaf and blind cocker spaniel, and Sophie, a three-legged goldendoodle. Meredith Blake, sacbee, "For the rest of us, a Super Sunday chew toy | The Sacramento Bee," 31 Jan. 2018 Also playing are two special-needs puppies: Buttons, a deaf and blind cocker spaniel, and Sophie, a three-legged goldendoodle. Meredith Blake, sacbee, "For the rest of us, a Super Sunday chew toy | The Sacramento Bee," 31 Jan. 2018 They’re matched usually with poodles and cocker spaniels. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Daugherty: Once Newport, then Oakley, now West End," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cocker spaniel

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cocker spaniel

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English Language Learners Definition of cocker spaniel

: a type of small dog that has long ears and long fur

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