wire·​haired | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-ˈherd How to pronounce wirehaired (audio) \

Definition of wirehaired

: having a stiff wiry outer coat of hair a wirehaired dog — compare rough, smooth

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Recent Examples on the Web Gunter, 4, is a 55-pound neutered male German wirehaired pointer mix. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Gunter," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of wirehaired

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Wirehaired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirehaired. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wirehaired

of animals : having an outer coat of hair that is very stiff like wire

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