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pit bull

n.
1. A dog of any of various breeds having a muscular body, broad powerful head, and short coat, especially an American pit bull terrier, an American Staffordshire terrier, or a Staffordshire bull terrier. Also called pit bull terrier.
2. Slang One who behaves in a markedly aggressive or ruthless manner.
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The new in depth FAQ explains what breed-specific legislation (BSL) encompasses, why it primarily involves pit bulls, how cities and counties enforce breed-specific laws and examples of ordinances that produced strong results.
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The ad was insensitive in its mention of pit bulls.
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Darla, of Pacifica, California, was a member of the Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pit Bulls - a group that tries to convince the public that the dogs are just "gentle, misunderstood" animals.