Scotch terrier


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Scotch terrier

Scotch terrier

n
(Breeds) another name for Scottish terrier

Scot′tish ter′rier


n.
one of a Scottish breed of small, stocky terriers having short legs, a large, square-jawed head with bushy eyebrows and whiskers, and a hard, wiry, often black coat.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.Scotch terrier - old Scottish breed of small long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and earsScotch terrier - old Scottish breed of small long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and ears
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
References in classic literature ?
They call him a Scotch terrier. When he is well his appetite is truly wonderful--nothing comes amiss to him, sir, from pate de foie gras to potatoes.
Tall, stout, and upright -- with bright blue eyes, and healthy, florid complexion -- his brown plush shooting-jacket carelessly buttoned awry; his vixenish little Scotch terrier barking unrebuked at his heels; one hand thrust into his waistcoat pocket, and the other smacking the banisters cheerfully as he came downstairs humming a tune -- Mr.
Strachan was then out on the touchline, barking instructions like a wee Scotch terrier, urging his players to get closer to their red-shirted opponents but it was easier said than done.