springer spaniel


Definition of springer spaniel

: a medium-sized sporting dog of either of two breeds that is often used for finding and flushing small game:

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Recent Examples on the Web Free giftwrapping every day except Black Friday and the Tanners’ two springer spaniels Dierks and Murphee, who serve as official store greeters, are among the personal touches that help maintain the feel of a small town toy store. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Independent Scottsdale toy store Kidstop Toys & Books brings ‘magic’ to Valley children," 24 Nov. 2019 About the only dog on the premises that wasn’t a corgi was Bella, who is a springer spaniel. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "5th Corgi Con draws 1,000 dogs to Ocean Beach — and many admirers as well," 15 June 2019 First lady Barbara Bush had one made to resemble her springer spaniel, Millie. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Judith Leiber Escaped Holocaust and Made Sparkly Handbags for the Rich and Famous," 4 May 2018 Bush and her president husband, George H.W., occupied the White House, where the big news was their springer spaniel Millie's litter of puppies. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: In 1989, Barbara Bush granted ailing local boy's wish to meet White House puppies," 19 Apr. 2018 Shumard and her colleagues at the Portrait Gallery have selected a serene image of Barbara Bush with her springer spaniel, Millie, to display this month in memoriam. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Smithsonian Curators Reflect on How Barbara Bush Will Be Remembered," 18 Apr. 2018 There are beagles and springer spaniels can also be quite good at sniffing out these culinary jewels, too. Andrew Amelinckx, Smithsonian, "Four Weird Ways Dogs Have Earned Their Keep," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of springer spaniel

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Springer spaniel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springer%20spaniel. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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