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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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The cleric dubbed "God's Rotweiller" for his tough stance on theological issues did not disappoint his conservative fans, but others who had hoped for badly needed reform, accountability and humane policies on issues such as birth control, celibacy, gays and women in the priesthood were left with unanswered prayers.
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