Definition of Mastiff. Meaning of Mastiff. Synonyms of Mastiff

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Definition of Mastiff

Mastiff
Mastiff Mas"tiff, n.; pl. Mastiffs. [Mastives is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf. also F. m[^a]tin mastiff, OF. mastin.] (Zo["o]l.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries. Mastiff bat (Zo["o]l.), any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.

Meaning of Mastiff from wikipedia

- A mastiff is a large and powerful type of dog. Mastiffs are among the largest dogs, and typically have a short coat, a long low-set tail and large feet;...
- Club, refer to the breed as simply the Mastiff. The Mastiff was archaically referred to as the Old(e) English Mastiff. They perhaps descended from the ancient...
- The Tibetan Mastiff (Tibetan: འདོགས་ཁྱི, Wylie: Dogs khyi; Chinese: 藏獒, Pinyin: Zàng áo) is a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family. Its...
- The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino Napoletano is an Italian breed of large dog. It descends from the traditional guard dogs of central Italy. It was recognised...
- The Pyrenean Mastiff (Spanish: Mastín Español del Pirineo or Aragonese: Mostín d'o Pireneu) is a large breed of livestock guardian dog from the autonomous...
- The Bhotia, also known as the Himalayan sheepdog or the Himalayan mastiff, is a breed of livestock guardian dog from India and Nepal. The Bhotia is found...
- The Cane Corso (pronounced [ˈkaːne ˈkɔrso]) is an Italian breed of mastiff. It is used for personal protection, tracking, law enforcement, as a guard...
- The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French mastiff breed—and one of the oldest French dog breeds. A typical...
- is mastiff type dog, and was originally developed by 19th-century gamekeepers to guard estates. The breed was created by crossing the English Mastiff with...
- Kutta, also known as the Bohli Kutta, Indian Mastiff, Indo-****stani Mastiff, Alangu Mastiff and Sindhi Mastiff[better source needed] is a type of large working...
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