silky terrier

noun

Definition of silky terrier

: any of a breed of low-set toy terriers of Australian origin that have a flat silky glossy coat colored blue with tan on the head, chest, and legs

called also silky

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Examples of silky terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peggi Winter worried about finding another facility to take care of Dillon, her 18-year-old silky terrier who is deaf and blind. Tilde Herrera, SFChronicle.com, 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of silky terrier

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Silky terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silky%20terrier. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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