Meaning of “fox terrier” in the English Dictionary


"fox terrier" in English

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fox terriernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɒks ˈter.i.ər/ us /ˌfɑːks ˈter.i.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • About as big as a fox terrier, and just as snappy. 
  • He dodged around my question like a fox terrier round a fence, until I gave him up in despair. 
  • He opened his hands and there lay the tiniest morsel of a fox terrier puppy that I ever saw. 
  • It is the custom to cut the ends of fox terrier's tails, but leave their ears untouched. 
  • The fox terrier and the black and tan are excellent dogs for this sort of work. 

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