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
Origin of Newfoundlandafter Newfoundland
- 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.