bull terrier

or bull·ter·ri·er

[ bool-ter-ee-er ]
/ ˈbʊlˈtɛr i ər /

noun

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.

Origin of bull terrier

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


noun

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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