Meaning of schnauzer

schnau•zer

Pronunciation: (shnou'zur Ger. shnou'tsur), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a German breed of sturdy medium-sized dogs having a tight, wiry, pepper-and-salt or pure black coat, bristly eyebrows and beardlike whiskers, and a docked tail, used originally as a ratter and a guard dog and later used in police work. Also calledCf.
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