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 (rŏt′wī′lər, rôt′-)
A dog of a large breed developed in Germany, having a muscular body, a broad head, and a short black coat with tan markings on the face and legs.

[German, after Rottweil, a city of southern Germany.]


1. (Breeds) a breed of large robustly built dog with a smooth coat of black with dark tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. It was previously a docked breed
2. (often not capital) an aggressive, ruthless, and unscrupulous person
[German, named after Rottweil, German city where the dog was originally bred]


(ˈrɒt waɪ lər)

one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse black coat with tan markings.
[1905–10; < German, after Rottweil city in SW Germany; see -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rottweiler - German breed of large vigorous short-haired cattle dogsRottweiler - German breed of large vigorous short-haired cattle dogs
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep


[ˈrɒtˌvaɪləʳ] NRottweiler m


[ˈrɒtvaɪlər] rottweiler (British) nRottweiler m
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