[ air-deyl ]
/ ˈɛərˌdeɪl /


one of a breed of large terriers having a wiry, black-and-tan coat and a docked tail.

Origin of Airedale

First recorded in 1875–80; short for Airedale terrier; so called from the name of a district in Yorkshire where the dogs were bred

Also called Airedale terrier. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for airedale


/ (ˈɛəˌdeɪl) /


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

C19: name of a district in Yorkshire

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Word Origin and History 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]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper