pit bull terrier


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pit bull terrier

n
(Breeds) a dog resembling the Staffordshire bull terrier but somewhat larger: developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized by kennel clubs and is regarded as dangerous. It is not allowed in some countries, including the UK. Also called: American pit bull terrier

pit′ bull` ter′rier


n.
2. a dog developed by crossbreeding the American Staffordshire terrier and another breed, as the bull terrier.
Also called pit′ bull`.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.pit bull terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coatpit bull terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat
bull terrier, bullterrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
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