bull terrier

or bull·ter·ri·er

[ bool-ter-ee-er ]
/ ˈbʊlˈtɛr i ər /


one of an English breed of medium-sized, short-haired dogs having a white, brindled, or tan and white coat, produced by crossing the bulldog and the terrier.

Nearby words

  1. bull run, battle of,
  2. bull session,
  3. bull shark,
  4. bull snake,
  5. bull stretcher,
  6. bull thistle,
  7. bull tongue,
  8. bull trout,
  9. bull wheel,
  10. bull's nose

Origin of bull terrier

First recorded in 1840–50; bull(dog) + terrier1

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British Dictionary definitions for bull terrier

bull terrier


a breed of terrier having a muscular body and thick neck, with a short smooth often white coat: developed by crossing the bulldog with various terriersSee also pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier
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