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noun

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.

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Origin of fox terrier

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for fox terrier

fox terrier

noun

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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