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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]
Rott•wei•ler(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]