Eskimo dog

[ es-kuh-moh dawg, dog ]

  1. Also Canadian Eskimo dog . one of a breed of strong, medium-sized dogs having a dense, coarse coat, used in Arctic regions for hunting and pulling sleds.

  2. any dog of the Arctic regions of North America used for pulling sleds.

Origin of Eskimo dog

First recorded in 1865–75

Words Nearby Eskimo dog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Eskimo dog in a sentence

  • The wolf is closely related to the dog family; in fact, a Husky, or Eskimo dog, is a domesticated wolf.

    Watched by Wild Animals | Enos A. Mills
  • The idea of such a man going into the grewsome business of eating blubber and seal, and possibly Eskimo dog steak!

    A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • The Eskimo dog never barks, but howls exactly like a wolf, in sitting posture with the head upturned.

    A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • For, though an Alaskan or Eskimo dog is really a species of wolf, it is no match in a fight for the wilder creature.

    The Young Treasure Hunter | Frank V. Webster
  • There can hardly be a more interesting animal to observe, or one that offers greater variety of study, than the Eskimo dog.

British Dictionary definitions for Eskimo dog

Eskimo dog

  1. a large powerful breed of sled dog with a long thick coat and curled tail

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