saint bernard


saint bernard

noun

  1. St. Bernard(def 3).

noun

  1. Great, a mountain pass between SW Switzerland and NW Italy, in the Pennine Alps: Napoleon led his army through it in 1800; location of a hospice. 8108 feet (2470 meters) high.
  2. Little, a mountain pass between SE France and NW Italy, in the Alps, S of Mont Blanc. 7177 feet (2185 meters) high.
  3. one of a breed of very large dogs having a massive head and a dense coat, bred in the Swiss Alps as guide dogs and used to rescue lost, snowbound travelers.

noun usually abbreviated to: St Bernard

  1. a large breed of dog with a dense red-and-white coat, formerly used as a rescue dog in mountainous areas

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