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 (from Latin terra, 'earth') is a type of dog originally bred to hunt vermin. A terrier is a dog of any one of many breeds or landraces of the terrier...
- 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 (often shortened as Yorkie) is one of the smallest dog breeds of the terrier type, and indeed of any dog breed. The breed developed...
- 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 Patterdale Terrier is a breed of dog descended from the Northern terrier breeds of the early 18th century. There are two breed standards for the Patterdale...
- 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 Airedale Terrier (often shortened to "Airedale"), also called Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated...
- The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, commonly called the Staffy or Stafford, is a shorthaired, purebred dog breed of medium size that originated in the Black...
- The Scottish Terrier (Scottish Gaelic: Abhag Albannach; also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), po****rly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially...
- Martin Albert Frédéric Terrier (born 4 March 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as second striker for Ligue 1 club Rennes. He has pla****...