one of a breed of herding dogs, developed in the border area between Scotland and England, having a harsh, wavy coat, usually black with white around the neck, chest, face, feet, and the tip of the tail, used for both sheep and cattle herding.
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Origin of Border collie
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby Border collie
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British Dictionary definitions for Border collie
a medium-sized breed of collie with a silky usually black-and-white coat: used mainly as sheepdogs
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