- one of a breed of small spaniels having a flat or slightly waved, soft, dense coat of any of several colors.
Origin of cocker spaniel
First recorded in 1880–85
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- a small compact breed of spaniel having sleek silky fur, a domed head, and long fringed ears
C19 cocker, from cocking hunting woodcocks
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