sled dog

  1. a dog trained to pull a sled, usually working in a team.

Origin of sled dog

First recorded in 1685–95

Words Nearby sled dog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sled dog in a sentence

  • She used to have a business here as a sled-dog trainer, but she closed it down after her son was taken captive.

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  • 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.

    Jan | A. J. Dawson
  • 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 | George Marsh
  • Not only was she the cause of it all, but she possessed the finest sled-dog from Chilkoot to Bering Sea.

  • When a sled dog is silent and refuses to fight with his neighbor, his spirit is very low.

    My Attainment of the Pole | Frederick A. Cook
  • Having gorged themselves on fish, they burrowed into the snow and slept the sleep of the faithful sled dog.

British Dictionary definitions for sled dog

sled dog

  1. 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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