Meaning of “bull terrier” in the English Dictionary


"bull terrier" in English

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bull terriernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbʊl ˈter.i.ər/ us /ˌbʊl ˈter.i.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Both were obviously amateurs at sheep-driving, and the smart, intelligent bull terrier was as much an amateur as either of them, for shepherd, shepherdess and dog were only doing what a good collie would achieve alone and unaided. 
  • He was gone five minutes and returned with a scrawny bull terrier scrambling at his heels. 
  • I had a very fine bull terrier which slept in the porch at night, the night-watchman also sleeping there. 
  • The man stooped and patted the bull terrier, which had not evinced the slightest emotion at his entrance. 
  • The two old standard breeds of world-wide reputation, the English bulldog and the bull terrier, had to be joined to make a third which we believe to be the peer of either, and the superior of both. 

(Definition of “bull terrier” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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