Origin of Newfoundlandafter Newfoundland
any of a breed of large, muscular dog with a long, straight, often black coat, formerly much used in water rescue work and now usually a guard dog or a watchdog
- island of Canada, off the E coast: 42,031 sq mi (108,860 sq km)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: abbrev. NF, Nfld, Newf, or Nfd
Origin of Newfoundlanddescriptive
An island of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Labrador Peninsula.
A dog of a large, strong breed developed in Newfoundland to aid fishermen, having a thick, usually black coat.
- At St John's in Newfoundland he erected a temporary receiving antenna consisting of a wire 400 ft.
- I can find you a Newfoundland dog that will do as much.
- The French followed closely on the track of John Cabot, and Norman and Breton fishermen frequented the banks of Newfoundland at the beginning of the 16th century.
- Newfoundland 33% ad val.
- In 1534 Jacques Cartier set out to continue the discoveries of Verazzano, and visited Newfoundland and the Gulf of St Lawrence.