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bull terrier

or bullterrier

noun
1.
one of an English breed of medium-sized, short-haired dogs having a white, brindled, or tan and white coat, produced by crossing the bulldog and the terrier.
Origin of bull terrier
1840-1850
1840-50; bull(dog) + terrier1
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  • The principal of the school harbored a bull terrier of rather uncertain temper.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • Champ, the bull terrier who caused the mixup, was uninjured.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • This reference to Major Ryson's bull terrier reminds me of the visit which the Baylors' dog paid to our new premises.

    The House Eugene Field
  • The females have no snout development and some of them facially very much resemble a bull terrier.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • A good man is as full of bounce as a cat with a small boy and a bull terrier after him.

  • There we were then—four men, a wounded bear, and a bull terrier, all mixed up together.

  • Just at this moment Looloo, our French bull terrier, became sick.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • Upon stepping in to see the dog all that presented itself to view was a dog, a cross between a fox and bull terrier.

  • A bull terrier dying of gastritis recognized him and began to whimper feebly.

    McTeague Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for bull terrier

bull terrier

noun
1.
a breed of terrier having a muscular body and thick neck, with a short smooth often white coat: developed by crossing the bulldog with various terriers See also pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier
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