spitz definition by Webster's New World
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in the U.S., any of several dogs, as the chow chow, Samoyed, or Eskimo dog, characterized by a long, dense coat, erect, pointed ears, and a tail that curls over the back; esp., a variety of Pomeranian, usually white
Origin: German ; from spitz, pointed ; from Old High German spizzi: see spit
spitz definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A dog belonging to any of several northern breeds, such as the Pomeranian or Samoyed, characterized by a long, thick, usually white coat, pointed muzzle and ears, and a tail curled over the back.
Origin: German Spitz, from spitz, pointed, from Middle High German spiz, from Old High German spizzi.
, Mark Born 1950.
American swimmer whose record of seven gold medals at a single Olympic games (1972) stood for 36 years.