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

  • n. A dog that takes easily to the water, especially one trained for hunting waterfowl.
  • n. Informal A person who feels at home in or on the water.
  • n. See mudpuppy.
  • n. Western U.S. Any of several large salamanders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A retriever type of gun dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained.
  • The menobranchus.
  • A small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain.
  • A sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
  • n. a person who enjoys being in or on the water


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