cairn terrier


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cairn terrier

n.
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.]

cairn′ ter′rier


n.
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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Noun1.cairn terrier - small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotlandcairn 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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