wire-haired terrier


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wire-haired terrier

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wirehair

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(Breeds) a breed of terrier having a rough wiry coat
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wire-haired terrier - a terrier with wiry hairwire-haired terrier - a terrier with wiry hair    
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
Lakeland terrier - breed of wire-haired terrier originally from the Lake District of England and used for hunting
Welsh terrier - wire-haired terrier resembling Airedales but smaller; developed in Wales for hunting
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