rottweiler

noun, often capitalized rott·wei·ler \ ˈrät-ˌwī-lər , ˈrȯt-ˌvī- \

Definition of rottweiler

:any of a breed of tall powerful black-and-tan short-haired dogs of German origin that are commonly used as guard dogs

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Origin and Etymology of rottweiler

German, from Rottweil, city in Germany


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