from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of three German breeds of dog of a range of sizes, having a wiry pepper-and-salt or black coat and a blunt muzzle with wiry whiskers.
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- n. A breed of dog originating in Germany
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- n. old German breed of sturdy black or greyish wire-haired terriers having a blunt muzzle ranging in size from fairly small to very large; used as ratters and guard dogs or police dogs
German, from Schnauze, snout, alteration of Middle Low German snūte.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)