springer spaniel


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

Examples of springer spaniel in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of springer spaniel was in 1841

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“Springer spaniel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springer%20spaniel. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

springer spaniel

spring·​er spaniel
: a medium-sized sporting dog of either of two breeds used chiefly for finding small game and driving it from cover:
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