American Staffordshire terrier

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American Staf·ford·shire terrier

 (stăf′ərd-shîr′, -shər)
n.
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.]

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 Staffordshire terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coatAmerican Staffordshire 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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