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schnauzer

[ shnou-zer; German shnou-tsuhr ]
/ ˈʃnaʊ zər; German ˈʃnaʊ tsər /
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noun
one of a German breed of sturdy medium-sized dogs having a tight, wiry, pepper-and-salt or pure black coat, bristly eyebrows and beardlike whiskers, and a docked tail, used originally as a ratter and a guard dog and later used in police work.
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Also called standard schnauzer.

Origin of schnauzer

1920–25; <German, equivalent to Schnauzesnout + -er-er1
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British Dictionary definitions for schnauzer

schnauzer
/ (ˈʃnaʊtsə) /

noun
a wire-haired breed of dog of the terrier type, originally from Germany, having a greyish coat and distinctive beard, moustache, and eyebrows

Word Origin for schnauzer

C19: from German Schnauze snout
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