American pit bull terrier

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American pit bull terrier

n.
A dog of a medium-sized to large breed developed in the United States from the Staffordshire bull terrier. Originally bred for fighting, it has a muscular body, broad head with powerful jaws, short coat, and black, blue, or red nose.

American pit bull terrier

n
(Breeds) another name for pit bull terrier

Amer′ican Staf′fordshire ter′rier


n.
one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, orig. developed for dogfighting, having a short, stiff coat, broad head, neck, and chest, and wide-set forelegs. Also called American pit bull terrier , pit bull terrier.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.American pit bull terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coatAmerican pit 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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The attack in Radford left Natasha, 32, needing around 40 stitches and Bruno, an American bulldog and American pitbull terrier cross, needing veterinary treatment.
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