giant schnauzer


noun

one of a German breed of large working dogs, resembling a larger and more powerful version of the standard schnauzer, having a pepper-and-salt or pure black, wiry coat, bushy eyebrows and beard, and a docked tail set moderately high, originally developed as a cattle herder but now often used in police work.

Nearby words

  1. giant puffball,
  2. giant ragweed,
  3. giant redwood,
  4. giant reed,
  5. giant scallop,
  6. giant sequoia,
  7. giant silkworm moth,
  8. giant slalom,
  9. giant snail,
  10. giant squid

Origin of giant schnauzer

First recorded in 1930–35

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