fox terrier

noun

Definition of fox terrier

:a small, lively terrier of either of two breeds that was formerly used to dig out foxes, that weighs about 16 to 18 pounds (7.3 to 8.2 kilograms), and that has a flat moderately narrow skull, a long muzzle, small V-shaped ears which droop forward, straight forelegs, and muscular hindquarters:

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First Known Use of fox terrier

1823


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fox terrier

noun

Definition of fox terrier for English Language Learners

  • : a type of small and lively dog


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