Definitions for dachshundˈdɑksˌhʊnt, -ˌhʊnd, -ənd, ˈdæks-, ˈdæʃ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dachs•hundˈdɑksˌhʊnt, -ˌhʊnd, -ənd, ˈdæks-, ˈdæʃ-(n.)

  1. one of a German breed of dogs having very short legs, a long body and ears, and a usu. reddish brown or black-and-tan coat.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Origin of dachshund:

1840–50; < G, =Dachs badger +Hund dog

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dachshund, dachsie, badger dog(noun)

    small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows

Wiktionary

  1. dachshund(Noun)

    A certain breed of dog having short legs and a long trunk, including miniature, long-haired, and short-haired varieties.

  2. Origin: Dachs + Hund

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dachshund(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Dachshund

    The dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs. Today, they are bred for conformation shows and as family pets. Some dachshund participate in earthdog trials. According to the AKC, the dachshund continues to remain one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DACHSHUND

    A low-down dog.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dachshund(noun)

a type of small dog with a long body and very short legs.

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