- one of an English breed of large sporting dogs having a flat, dense, shiny black or liver-colored coat, small ears, and long jaws, used for retrieving game from both water and land.
Origin of flat-coated retriever
First recorded in 1945–50
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- a medium-sized variety of retriever having a dense flat black or liver-coloured coat with feathered legs and tail