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St. Bernard

Syllabification: St. Ber·nard
Pronunciation: /ˌsānt bərˈnärd
 
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(also St. Bernard dog)

Definition of St. Bernard in English:

noun

A large dog of a breed originally kept to rescue travelers by the monks of the Hospice on the Great St. Bernard Pass in the Swiss Alps.
Example sentences
  • The organisers are laying on back-up, checkpoints and sweepers for safety, but Bar Talk can't confirm rumours of St Bernard dogs with barrels of best bitter under their chins patrolling the routes.
  • The stories about St Bernard dogs and the barrel of brandy around their necks is untrue though.
  • George and Marion Kerby are a zesty, fun-loving couple enjoying a fifth wedding anniversary skiing holiday in Switzerland when they are killed in an avalanche, along with their potential rescuer, a St Bernard dog.

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