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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. The pendulous corners of the upper lip of certain dogs, such as the bloodhound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pendulous flaps of skin hanging from the side of the lips of certain dogs, especially hounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The pendulous or overhanging lateral parts of the upper lip of dogs, especially prominent in hounds; -- called also chaps. See Illust. of bloodhound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The large chop or overhanging lip of the upper jaw of some dogs, as of deep-mouthed hounds.

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • the large, pendulous corners of the upper lip of certain dogs, such as the bloodhound

    March 1, 2007