Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a terrier (type of dog).

Etymologies

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terrier +‎ -like

Examples

  • However, like most stars, or at least like most Cairn terriers, Toto had her quirks and terrierlike outbursts.

    Born to Bark

  • On one wing is the terrierlike Brandon Prust, who joined the Rangers at midseason and led the N.H.L. in fighting majors.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Defects -- A very flat skull, narrow across the top; excess of dome, eyes small, sharp and terrierlike, or prominent and protruding; muzzle long, snipy or cut away decidedly below the eyes, or very short.

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  • In the course of all our work in liquor stores, our studies at Envirosell have demonstrated that the most single-minded, terrierlike purchaser is a male who’s brand-loyal to his Jack Daniel’s.

    What Women Want

  • “Yes, but in that case,” interrupts his terrierlike persecutor, “why aren’t the pictures described as belonging to a private collector?”

    Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The

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