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Definition of terrier:

  1. An auger or borer.
  2. Formerly, a collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, and the like.
  3. In modern usage, a book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, or the like.
  4. One of a breed of small dogs, which includes several distinct subbreeds, some of which, such as the Skye terrier and Yorkshire terrier, have long hair and drooping ears, while others, at the English and the black- and- tan terriers, have short, close, smooth hair and upright ears.

Synonyms:

Manchester terrier, Bedlington terrier, rat terrier, guide dog, gun dog, high-flier, buccaneer, toy terrier, hustler, attack dog, trier, black-and-tan terrier, guard dog, hard core, Dandie Dinmont, tough cookie, English terrier, Scottish terrier, dynamo, bird dog, Sealyham, Boston terrier, wire-haired terrier, Jack Russell terrier, tough nut, lapdog, mongrel, Kerry blue terrier, fighter, Lakeland terrier, West Highland white terrier, fox terrier, Skye terrier, doer, Staffordshire bull terrier, mutt.

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