or wire-haired

[wahyuh r-haird]


having coarse, stiff, wirelike hair.

Origin of wirehaired

First recorded in 1795–1805; wire + haired
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Examples from the Web for wire-haired

Historical Examples of wire-haired

  • In a litter of prick-eared, wire-haired puppies Bobby was a "sport."

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • There was a wire-haired and almond eyed Korean, named Cho, a "rope-rider" in Hal's part of the mine.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • He appears to be of the Newfoundland breed, of a common size, wire-haired, and extremely lean.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King

  • Chouse was the wire-haired terrier, and he had always been Greta's special pet.

    Little Greta of Denmark

    Bernadine Bailey

  • There she lived, like an Amphitrite's wire-haired terrier tied up, till Alessandro went a-fishing.

    Sea and Sardinia

    D. H. Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for wire-haired



(of an animal) having a rough wiry coat
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