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A small dog of a breed developed in Scotland, having a broad head and a rough shaggy coat.
[So called because it hunts among cairns.]
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one of a Scottish breed of small, short-legged terriers with a broad head and a rough coat.
[1905–10; said to be so called because they are found in areas abounding in cairns]
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|Noun||1.||cairn terrier - small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland|
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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