Airedale

Airedale

[air-deyl]
noun
one of a breed of large terriers having a wiry, black-and-tan coat and a docked tail.
Also called Airedale terrier.


Origin:
1875–80; short for Airedale terrier; so called from the name of a district in Yorkshire where the dogs were bred

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Airedale (ˈɛəˌdeɪl)
 
n
Also called: Airedale terrier a large rough-haired tan-coloured breed of terrier characterized by a black saddle-shaped patch covering most of the back
 
[C19: name of a district in Yorkshire]

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airedale
type of terrier, 1880, named for Airedale, a district in West Riding, Yorkshire.
"Name registered by Kennel Club (1886), for earlier Bingley (where first bred), or broken-haired terrier." [Weekley]
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