- one of a breed of large terriers having a wiry, black-and-tan coat and a docked tail.
Origin of Airedale
Related Words for airedalebeagle, mongrel, canine, mutt, afghan, pointer, basset, poodle, dachshund, pooch, airedale, retriever, akita, bowwow
Examples from the Web for airedale
Historical Examples of airedale
The book we bought says that an Airedale will go up a tree after a mountain lion.Torchy As A Pa
Looking wisely and suspiciously at Trent as he sauntered by was an Airedale.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal
It was the soul of his Airedale father, telling him the other thing was running away!The Country Beyond
James Oliver Curwood
The city at best is no place for any dog; no place for terriers of all dogs, and of all terriers, the Airedale!
The Airedale that does not carry a gay tail is a delight to no eye.
- a large rough-haired tan-coloured breed of terrier characterized by a black saddle-shaped patch covering most of the backAlso called: Airedale terrier
Word Origin for Airedale
type of terrier, 1880, named for Airedale, a district in West Riding, Yorkshire.
Name registered by Kennel Club (1886), for earlier Bingley (where first bred), or broken-haired terrier. [Weekley]