water dog

noun

Definition of water dog 

1 : a person (such as a skilled sailor) who is quite at ease in or on water

2 : any of several large American salamanders especially : any of a genus (Necturus of the family Proteidae) with external gills

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The Glassmans came to celebrate and to survey the grave of Maximus, their previous Spanish water dog. Annabelle Williams, Philly.com, "West Laurel Hill debuts pet cemetery, featuring 'aquamation'," 3 July 2018 David and Glenda Glassman arrived for the grand opening in a Range Rover with Spartacus, a Spanish water dog that resembled a sentient mop. Annabelle Williams, Philly.com, "West Laurel Hill debuts pet cemetery, featuring 'aquamation'," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of water dog

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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