Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cairn terrier

noun

Definition of cairn terrier

  1. :  any of a breed of small compactly built hard-coated terriers of Scottish origin



Origin of cairn terrier

from its use in hunting among cairns


First Known Use: 1910


Learn More about cairn terrier


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cairn terrier? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

gregarious flashy superficial tetchy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ