Bedlington terrier


Bed·​ling·​ton terrier ˈbed-liŋ-tən- How to pronounce Bedlington terrier (audio)
: a swift lightly built terrier of English origin with a long narrow head, arched back, and usually curly coat

called also Bedlington

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Recent Examples on the Web One in four Bedlington terriers will get copper toxicosis, a liver-damaging ailment that's fatal when untreated. Rosie Mestel, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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Word History


Bedlington, parish in Northumberland, England

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bedlington terrier was in 1867

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“Bedlington terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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Bedlington terrier

Bed·​ling·​ton terrier ˌbed-liŋ-tən- How to pronounce Bedlington terrier (audio)
: any of a breed of terriers with a narrow head, arched back, and usually curly coat

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