Airedale terrier


Aire·​dale terrier ˈer-ˌdāl- How to pronounce Airedale terrier (audio)
: any of a breed of large terriers with a hard, wiry, black-and-tan coat

called also Airedale

Examples of Airedale terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grover, his family’s Airedale terrier, gets cozy under the covers nightly. Kathryn Watson, SELF, 8 July 2022 The Airedale terrier has a short, wiry coat made for just such a place. Erin Berger, Outside Online, 18 Apr. 2013

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Word History


Airedale, valley of the Aire River, England

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Airedale terrier was in 1880

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“Airedale terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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