from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small dog of a breed developed in Scotland, having a broad head and a rough shaggy coat.
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- n. small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland
So called because it hunts among cairns.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)