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Great Dane

one of a breed of large, powerful, shorthaired dogs ranging in color from fawn to brindle, blue, black, or white with black spots.
Origin of Great Dane
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nina remembered how Giovanni had nearly choked the Great Dane, and she shuddered slightly.

    The Title Market Emily Post
  • Here it was necessary to shoot the Great Dane pup we got at the Salchaket.

  • Then the sight of the Great Dane plunging to the rescue freed him.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • She's not alone either; that Great Dane, the watch-dog, keeps her company.

    Barks and Purrs Colette Willy, aka Colette
  • Then, and not till then, Ardea got up on her knees and put her arms around the neck of the Great Dane.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • All through the desert night the Great Dane pup lay shivering beside his man.

  • And then the Great Dane let a howl of anger out on the night wind, and the beast leaped forward again, Trent running behind it.

    The Monster S. M. Tenneshaw
  • Just then a big dog, the kind called a Great Dane, came stalking into the hall where the Bunker family was gathered.

British Dictionary definitions for Great Dane

Great Dane

one of a very large powerful yet graceful breed of dog with a short smooth coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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