Definition of malamute in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmaləmjuːt
(also malemute)


  • A powerful dog of a breed with a thick, grey coat, bred by the Inuit and used to pull sledges.
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    • I am most fortunate to have two large, beautiful, eight year old malamutes.
    • They're the sprinters, he says, whereas malamutes are sloggers, which were used in days of yore for hauling heavy freight.
    • The malamute enjoyed hard work and preferred to unload their cargoes as manually as he could get away with.


late 19th century: from Inuit malimiut, the name of a people of western Alaska, who developed the breed.

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