Definition of Terrier. Meaning of Terrier. Synonyms of Terrier

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Definition of Terrier

Terrier
Terrier Ter"ri*er, n. [CF. L. terere to rub, to rub away, terebra a borer.] An auger or borer. [Obs.]
Terrier
Terrier Ter"ri*er, n. 1. [F. terrier, chien terrier, from terre the earth, L. terra; cf. F. terrier a burrow, LL. terrarium a hillock (hence the sense, a mound thrown up in making a burrow, a burrow). See Terrace, and cf. Terrier, 2.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a breed of small dogs, which includes several distinct subbreeds, some of which, such as the Skye terrier and Yorkshire terrier, have long hair and drooping ears, while others, at the English and the black-and-tan terriers, have short, close, smooth hair and upright ears. Note: Most kinds of terriers are noted for their courage, the acuteness of their sense of smell, their propensity to hunt burrowing animals, and their activity in destroying rats, etc. See Fox terrier, under Fox. 2. [F. terrier, papier terrier, LL. terrarius liber, i.e., a book belonging or pertaining to land or landed estates. See Terrier, 1, and cf. Terrar.] (Law) (a) Formerly, a collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, and the like. (b) In modern usage, a book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, or the like. [Written also terrar.]

Meaning of Terrier from wikipedia

- terrier is a dog of any one of many breeds or landraces of the terrier type, which are typically small, wiry and fearless.[citation needed] Terrier breeds...
- The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England. It is prin****lly white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated...
- The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull...
- The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds...
- The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs...
- The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States of America. This "American Gentleman" was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel...
- The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion. Traditionally more of a type than a breed, they share...
- The Scottish Terrier (Scottish Gaelic: Abhag Albannach; also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), po****rly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially...
- The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a purebred dog breed recognized by the United Kennel Club and American Dog Breeders ****ociation, but not the American...
- The Patterdale Terrier is a breed of dog descended from the Northern terrier breeds of the early 20th century. The origins of the breed can be traced...
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