bull terrier

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bull terrier

n.
A dog of a breed developed in England from a cross between a bulldog and a terrier, having a short coat and a flat head with a tapering muzzle.

bull terrier

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bullterrier

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(Breeds) a breed of terrier having a muscular body and thick neck, with a short smooth often white coat: developed by crossing the bulldog with various terriers. See also pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier

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n.
one of an English breed of strong medium-sized dogs with an oval head, small high-set eyes, and a short, often white coat, produced by crossing bulldogs and terriers.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bull terrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriersbull terrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
Staffordshire bull terrier, Staffordshire bullterrier - English breed of strong stocky dog having a broad skull and smooth coat
American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, pit bull terrier, Staffordshire terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat
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Dog fighting was made illegal in this country in 1835 but RSPCA chief inspector with the special operations unit Michael Howard Butcher told the court it had a resurgence in the 1980s with the influx of pit bull terriers.
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