from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A retriever of a breed originating in Scotland, having a dense coat of golden hair with feathering at the neck, legs, and tail.
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- n. an English breed having a long silky golden coat
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Laura brought her golden retriever over to our table in the bar at lunch-time.
A man in loose green scrubs walked a chesty golden retriever beside a woman pushing a dark blue stroller.
He stands up and signals wildly, as ill-mannered as a golden retriever puppy; Artie’s the pick of the litter out of Harvard, where they evidently do not teach common sense.
Now, twelve years later, his six months in the RAF ended early because of an unspecified problem with his right knee, he was a senior executive in a firm that manufactured double-glazed windows, he told me, with, since the divorce, a smaller house than he felt that he deserved and only a golden retriever for company.