bull terrier


Definition of bull terrier

: any of a breed of short-haired terriers developed in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers

Examples of bull terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Girlie, a homeless bull terrier found weeks ago in Long Island City, Queens. New York Times, 22 Jan. 2021 Another bull terrier named Slinky, a successor to Harry and Minnie, attacked her on vacation in South Carolina, sending her to the emergency room for five sets of stitches. New York Times, 22 Jan. 2021 In 2016, CBS News correspondent Teichner and her bull terrier, Minnie, were introduced to a woman dying of liver cancer. Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2020 Of all the famed fashion pets, there might not be one more iconic than Neville Jacobs, Marc Jacobs’s bull terrier. Katherine Cusumano, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2020 Even deWildt’s own bull terrier, Sonny, plumped up during the height of the Boston-area shutdowns. Kim Kavin, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Sep. 2020 She was convicted of a criminal offense After an incident where her English bull terrier Dotty bit two children, Anne became the first senior member of the royal family to be convicted a criminal offense. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, 15 Aug. 2020 The V-8-powered Defender is the undisputed British bull terrier of off-roaders—the perfect cross between a Mercedes Gelandewagen and a 1951 Willys Overland. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2020 According to the American Kennel Club, the miniature bull terrier usually is about 10 to 14 inches tall and weighs between 18 and 28 pounds. David Rising, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bull terrier

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bull terrier

bulldog + terrier

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“Bull terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20terrier. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bull terrier

: a type of dog that is very strong and has short hair

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