cocker spaniel

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noun cock·er spaniel \ˈkä-kər-\

Definition of cocker spaniel

  1. 1 :  english cocker spaniel

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

Origin and Etymology of cocker spaniel

cocking woodcock hunting


First Known Use: 1840


COCKER SPANIEL Defined for English Language Learners

cocker spaniel

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noun cock·er spaniel \ˈkä-kər-\

Definition of cocker spaniel for English Language Learners

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


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