- a dog trained to pull a sled, usually working in a team.
Origin of sled dog
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for sled dog
She used to have a business here as a sled-dog trainer, but she closed it down after her son was taken captive.Iran Hikers' Two-Year Ordeal
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It is the law of the sled-dog that you shall not steal your trace-mates' grub.
Jan, the perfect exemplar of sled-dog discipline, apparently defied him.
Toward the last of October when the snow began to make deep, Fleur's education as a sled-dog began.The Whelps of the Wolf
I don't know who did train him, if anybody ever did; but as a leadin' sled-dog he's got all the Yukon whipped to a standstill.
- any of various hardy thick-coated breeds of dog, such as the Eskimo dog, the husky, and the malamute, developed for hauling sledges in various parts of the highest northern latitudes
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