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Australian terrier

noun

  1. one of an Australian breed of small working terriers having a rough coat, either silver black or blue black with tan markings on the head and tail, a topknot, erect ears, and a docked tail, originally bred for herding sheep and guarding mines.


Australian terrier

noun

  1. a small wire-haired breed of terrier similar to the cairn


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Origin of Australian terrier1

First recorded in 1905–10

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