Definition of Fox terrier

1. Noun. Small lively black-and-white terriers formerly used to dig out foxes.

Generic synonyms: Terrier
Specialized synonyms: Smooth-haired Fox Terrier, Wire-haired Fox Terrier

Definition of Fox terrier

1. Noun. Either of two breeds of dog (the ''smooth fox terrier'' and the ''wire fox terrier'') bred for fox hunting. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fox Terrier

fox-fordyce disease
fox caller
fox cub
fox cubs
fox encephalitis
fox encephalitis virus
fox grape
fox grapes
fox hole
fox hunter
fox hunting
fox in the henhouse
fox shark
fox squirrel
fox terrier (current term)
fox terriers
fox whistle
foxes in the henhouse

Literary usage of Fox terrier

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1. In Darkest Africa; Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"... conduct the Relief Force in person—Captain Nelson's ill- health—My little fox-terrier " Randy "—Description of the fort — The Zanzibaris—Estimated time ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... a fox-terrier of a Cockney, ever came to be one of the trio, is a mystery which even to-day I cannot explain. " There was always three av us," Mulvaney ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The most popular variety is the fox terrier, which came into fashion about 1863 It is generally ... There is also a wire-haired variety of the fox terrier, ..."

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