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American pit bull terrier

noun

Definition of American pit bull terrier

  1. :  any of a breed of dogs developed to combine the traits of terriers and bulldogs that have extremely powerful jaws and great strength and tenacity and that were originally bred for dog fighting —called also pit bull terrier



1950

First Known Use of american pit bull terrier

1950


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