[ skip-er-kee, -kuh ]
/ ˈskɪp ər ki, -kə /
one of a Belgian breed of small dogs having erect ears and a thick, black coat, originally used as a watchdog on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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One of these dogs was a Schipperke, the breed kept by the bargemen of Belgium to guard their goods and chattels.Notable Women Authors of the Day|Helen C. Black
British Dictionary definitions for schipperke
/ (ˈʃɪpəkɪ, ˈskɪp-) /
a small Dutch breed of tailless dog with a foxy head, pricked ears, and usually a black coat
Word Origin for schipperke
C19: from Dutch, literally: little boatman (from its use as a guard dog on canal barges). See skipper 1
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