Associations to the word «Terrier»


TERRIER, noun. A dog from a group of small, lively breeds, originally bred for the hunting of burrowing prey such as rats, rabbits, foxes, and even otters; this original function is reflected in some of their names (e.g. rat terrier).
TERRIER, noun. (legal) (historical) A collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, etc.
TERRIER, noun. (legal) A book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, etc.; a terrar.
TERRIER, noun. An auger or borer.

Dictionary definition

TERRIER, noun. Any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground.

Wise words

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