coach dog


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coach dog

n.

[So called because it was trained to run behind a coach.]

coach dog

(ˈkəʊtʃˌdɒɡ) or

coachdog

n
(Breeds) a former name for Dalmatian

Dal•ma•tian

(dælˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia.
2. one of a breed of medium-sized shorthaired dogs having a white coat marked with black or brown spots.
3. a Romance language of Dalmatia, extinct since the 19th century.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Dalmatia or its inhabitants.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coach dog - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spotscoach dog - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
liver-spotted dalmatian - a brown-spotted dalmatian
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