Scottish terrier


Definition of Scottish terrier

: any of an old Scottish breed of terrier that has short legs, a long head with small erect ears and a powerful muzzle, a broad deep chest, and a very hard coat of wiry hair

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Scottish terrier

First Known Use of Scottish terrier

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Scottish terrier was in 1815

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“Scottish terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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