American Staffordshire terrier
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American Staf·ford·shire terrier(stăf′ərd-shîr′, -shər)
A dog of a medium-sized breed developed from the American pit bull terrier, having a muscular body, broad head with powerful jaws, short stiff coat, and black nose. It is often referred to as a pit bull.
[After the Staffordshire bull terrier, the breed from which the American Staffordshire terrier was developed.]
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Amer′ican Staf′fordshire ter′rier
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.
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|Noun||1.||American Staffordshire terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat|
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