Definitions

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

  • n. An indoor exhibition of small animals, especially a competitive dog show.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an exhibition of dogs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An exhibition of animals, as of dogs or cats, which are arranged on benches for a comparison of their physical merits according to a fixed scale of points: in contradistinction to a field-show, or field-trial, where awards are made for performance.

Etymologies

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

From the benches or platforms on which the dogs are displayed.

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