wirehaired

adjective

wire·​haired ˈwī(-ə)r-ˈherd How to pronounce wirehaired (audio)
: having a stiff wiry outer coat of hair
a wirehaired dog
compare rough, smooth

Examples of wirehaired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doug Ljungren, the AKC’s executive vice president of sports and events, came up with the swiftest-dog idea a few years ago while watching his German wirehaired pointers chase after squirrels at his home. Liz Langley, Animals, 11 Dec. 2020 GWPs exist in two separate breeds: the Deutsch drahthaar and the Americanized German wirehaired pointer. Kyle Wintersteen, Field & Stream, 30 Jan. 2023 Gunter, 4, is a 55-pound neutered male German wirehaired pointer mix. idahostatesman, 12 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wirehaired was in 1801

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“Wirehaired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirehaired. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

wirehaired

adjective
wire·​haired ˈwī(ə)r-ˈha(ə)rd How to pronounce wirehaired (audio)
-ˈhe(ə)rd
: having a stiff wiry outer coat of hair
a wirehaired dog
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