border terrier


often capitalized B
: any of a breed of small terriers of British origin having a harsh dense coat and close undercoat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The couple live in College Park with their two dogs, a border terrier and German shepherd. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2022 The pet parent, who also has a 15-year-old border terrier named Finlay, used to take Arnie to a local vet to donate blood. People Staff,, 2 Mar. 2022 Megan McCormack, a security worker in Perth, Australia, lost Briarleigh, her nearly 15-year-old border terrier, in February. Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of border terrier was in 1894

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“Border terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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