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

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 19 Oct. 2020.

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