Dachshund definition


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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dachshund \Dachs"hund`\ (d[aum]ks"h[udd]nt`), n. [G., from dachs
     badger + hund dog.] (Zool.)
     One of a breed of small dogs with short crooked legs, and
     long body; -- called also {badger dog}. There are two kinds,
     the rough-haired and the smooth-haired.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a
           short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for
           following game into burrows [syn: {dachsie}, {badger dog}]

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