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bull terrier

or bullterrier

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
1840-50; bull(dog) + terrier1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The other remembered that he had bought a bull-terrier from a fancier in the Mile End Road.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The squat face of the bull-terrier peered at them from over the top of the cliff.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • But the bull-terrier was to escape the fate unjustly inflicted on so many of its fellows.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • Mr. Theobald has known one to kill a bull-terrier in twenty minutes.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • Up-stairs the bull-terrier lay on a rug watching his mistress with tireless eyes.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • A bulldog or a bull-terrier, attacking a man, seeks for some convenient hold.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • I was in a bad fix; I remembered the parrot that got into trouble with the bull-terrier by talking too much.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • The girl whose dress was attacked immediately tried to shake the bull-terrier off; but the bull-terrier would not let go.

  • He opened his door; the bull-terrier trotted in and stood before him in silence.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • The bull-terrier, as its name implies, is a cross between the bulldog and the smooth terrier.

British Dictionary definitions for bull-terrier

bull terrier

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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