any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
A dog from a group of small, lively breeds, originally bred for the hunting of burrowing prey such as rabbits or foxes.
Origin: From Old French (Middle French) chien terrier "terrier dog", or literally "earth dog," from chien 'dog' + terrier (itself ultimately from terra 'earth')
an auger or borer
one of a breed of small dogs, which includes several distinct subbreeds, some of which, such as the Skye terrier and Yorkshire terrier, have long hair and drooping ears, while others, at the English and the black-and-tan terriers, have short, close, smooth hair and upright ears
formerly, a collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, and the like
in modern usage, a book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, or the like
A terrier is a dog of any one of many breeds or landraces of terrier type, which are typically small, wiry, very active and fearless dogs. Terrier breeds vary greatly in size from just a couple of pounds to over 70 pounds and are usually categorized by size or function. There are five different groups with each group having several different breeds.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ter′i-ėr, n. a name originally applied to any breed of dog used to burrow underground, but now applied to any small dog—varieties are the Fox terrier, Scotch terrier (sometimes Skye terrier), Dandie Dinmont (from the stout Borderer in Scott's 'Guy Mannering'), the Irish terrier, Bedlington, &c.: a hole or burrow where foxes, rabbits, &c. secure themselves. [Fr. terrier—terre, the earth—L. terra.]
ter′i-ėr, n. a register or roll of a landed estate. [O. Fr.,—L. terrarius—terra, land.]
A type of small and medium size dog created in a variety of breed.
My Nan has a yorkshire terrier and he is a peaceful, joyful dog, loves to go for walks and play with the chcildren.
The numerical value of terrier in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of terrier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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