Part of speech: noun

A small dog, adapted to pursue burrowing animals.

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Usage examples "terrier":

  1. The little terrier nosed Aileen's hand, hesitated, then pressed more closely to her side. - "Flamsted quarries", 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", 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", Percy J. Billinghurst.