border terrier

noun, often capitalized B

Definition of border terrier

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

Examples of border terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of border terrier

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Border terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/border%20terrier. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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