Boston terrier

noun

Definition of Boston terrier

: any of a breed of small smooth-coated terriers originating as a cross of the bulldog and bull terrier and being brindled or black with white markings

called also Boston bull

First Known Use of Boston terrier

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Boston terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston%20terrier. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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