mastiff definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a historical variety of large powerful puppies, probably while it began with Asia and having a short, usually fawn-colored coat.
    • one of the big breeds of puppy (like bulldogs and Saint Bernards), usually utilized as guard dogs
    • A breed of large dogs noted for energy and courage. There are many strains, varying in type and color, and characteristic of different nations.
    • a number of puppy of considerable antiquity.
    • a vintage breed of effective deep-chested smooth-coated puppy used mainly as a watchdog and shield dog

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