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Meaning of spaniel

span•iel

Pronunciation: (span'yul), [key]
— n.
  1. one of any of several breeds of small or medium-sized dogs, usually having a long, silky coat and long, drooping ears.
  2. a submissive, fawning, or cringing person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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