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or mal·e·mute  (măl′ə-myo͞ot′)
An Alaskan malamute.

[Short for malamute dog, from Inupiaq Malimiut, name of a subgroup of the Inupiaq.]


(ˈmæləˌmuːt) or


(Breeds) an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat
[from the name of an Inuit tribe]

Alas′kan mal′amute

one of an Alaskan breed of large dogs with a dense, coarse gray or black and white coat, erect ears, and a bushy tail carried over the back, raised orig. for pulling sleds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malamute - breed of sled dog developed in Alaskamalamute - breed of sled dog developed in Alaska
sled dog, sledge dog - a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a team
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