What does the word terrier mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A small dog, adapted to pursue burrowing animals.

Usage examples for terrier

  1. The little terrier nosed Aileen's hand, hesitated, then pressed more closely to her side. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. But it is not in a mournful light alone that we must view the Scotch, or indeed any other terrier; for they are the most untiring playful beings under the sun. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  3. On an estate in Scotland a terrier had a litter of whelps, which were immediately taken from her and drowned. – A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals by Percy J. Billinghurst