Cocker-spaniel meaning

A dog of a breed developed in the United States, having long drooping ears and a variously colored silky coat. It is smaller and has a more rounded head than the English cocker spaniel.
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An English cocker spaniel.
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Any of a breed of small spaniels with a compact body, short legs, long, silky hair, and long, drooping ears.
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Either of two breeds of dog, the American cocker spaniel and the English cocker spaniel.
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Origin of cocker-spaniel

  • From its original use in hunting woodcocks

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition