Having a coat of stiff wiry hair. Used especially of breeds of dogs.
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or wire′-haired`,

having coarse, stiff, wirelike hair.
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Optimistic pet owners brought their furry friends for the contest, where Blueberry the German wirehaired pointer was awarded the coveted first place prize.
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The German wirehaired pointer, who lives at remote Corrour Station of Trainspotting fame, was so busy feasting on a deer carcass by the tracks that he failed to notice the train heading his way.
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