flat-coated retriever


: any of an English breed of medium-sized sporting dogs that have a dense smooth black or liver-colored coat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dublin first came into Lipinski's world when her parents gifted her the brown, flat-coated retriever on her birthday years ago as a sweet surprise. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2021 For example, flat-coated retrievers, boxers and Bernese mountain dogs are among the poster-kid breeds for early cancer deaths. miamiherald, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flat-coated retriever was in 1929

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“Flat-coated retriever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat-coated%20retriever. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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