Origin of cocker spanielfrom its use in hunting (wood)cock
any of a breed of small spaniels with a compact body, short legs, long, silky hair, and long, drooping ears
- 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 . Also called .
- Chiefly British An English .
Origin of cocker spanielFrom its original use in hunting woodcocks