fox terrier

  1. either of two English breeds of small terriers having either a long, wiry coat or a short, flat coat, formerly used for driving foxes from their holes.

Origin of fox terrier

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby fox terrier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fox terrier in a sentence

  • She arrived joyful and agitated, bringing a fox-terrier pup in her arms, a present for Anne-Marie, to prevent her crying.

    The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres

British Dictionary definitions for fox terrier

fox terrier

  1. either of two breeds of small terrier, the wire-haired and the smooth, having a white coat with markings of black or tan or both

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