from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small terrier of any of various breeds, especially the smooth fox terrier and the wire fox terrier, originally developed in England for driving foxes from their burrows.

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  • noun Either of two breeds of dog (the smooth fox terrier and the wire fox terrier) bred for fox hunting.

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  • noun small lively black-and-white terriers formerly used to dig out foxes


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  • A type of dog bred originally for fox hunting, now noted for a variety of breeds including smooth, wirehaired, airedale, etc. They're all cute little buggers.

    February 21, 2007