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

  • n. A small stocky dog of a breed developed in Belgium, having dense long black fur and small pointed ears.

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  • n. A small breed of dog developed in Belgium, sometimes used as a watchdog on boats.

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  • n. breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium


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

Flemish, diminutive of schipper, skipper (from the dog's use as a watchdog on a boat), from Middle Dutch; see skipper1.

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Dutch, diminutive of schipper, skipper, from its use on boats.


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