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springer spaniel

a dog of either of two breeds of medium-sized spaniels, used for flushing and retrieving game.
Origin of springer spaniel
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their party had been complemented by two dogs, an English setter and a springer spaniel.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for springer spaniel

springer spaniel

either of two breeds of large quick-moving spaniels bred to spring game, having a slightly domed head and ears of medium length. The English springer spaniel is the larger and can be of various colours; the Welsh springer spaniel is always a rich red and white
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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