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

  • n. Variant of malamute.

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  • n. A type of dog from Alaska, often used as a sled dog

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  • n. breed of sled dog developed in Alaska


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  • The dog of the title, neither husky nor malemute nor Hudson's Bay, "looked like all of them and none of them — a yellow-brown-red-dirty-white in color with a spot of coal-black," for which the narrator and his partner paid $110.

    “Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, . . . .”

  • Out of the gloom to the right came the faint complaining howl of a malemute; it was answered by his own dogs, and the next moment they had caught a scent which swerved them shoreward and led them scrambling through the drifts.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

  • Although far removed from their Siberian husky and malemute cousins, these mixed breeds of all sizes and colours do have something in common with the better known sled-pullers. Top Stories

  • "I can tell an Arctic man, just as I can pick a Herschel dog or an Athabasca country malemute from a pack of fifty.

    God's Country—And the Woman


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  • See malamute.

    October 14, 2007