There are 2 definitions of terrier in English:

terrier1

Syllabification: ter·ri·er
Pronunciation: /ˈterēər
 
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noun

1A small dog of a breed originally used for turning out foxes and other burrowing animals from their lairs.
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  • In addition, there was a show of the Ullswater foxhounds and an open foxhound show; a show of various breeds of terriers along with gun dogs and children's pets.
  • Those days in Ireland there were few breeds to choose from and the greyhound, Irish red setter, terrier and sheep dog were about as far as it went.
  • The date is also traditionally the first day of hunting meets and foxhounds, lurchers, greyhounds, beagles, minkhounds, terriers and other hunting dogs will all be taken along to Higham.
1.1Used in similes to emphasize tenacity or eagerness: she would fight like a terrier for every penny
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  • He was like a terrier, bounding along, whereas I was more like a snail - there was just so much to see at this site.
  • She was like a terrier worrying an elk hound, charging in and pressing an attack so fast and furious he had no choice but to defend himself.
  • Roche has worked like a terrier on the campaign, cancelling his summer holidays and launching a series of blistering broadsides on the No side.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French (chien) terrier 'earth (dog)', from medieval Latin terrarius, from Latin terra 'earth'.

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There are 2 definitions of terrier in English:

terrier2

Line breaks: ter|rier
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛrɪə/

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noun

historical
1A register of the lands belonging to a landowner, originally including a list of tenants, their holdings, and the rents paid, later consisting of a description of the acreage and boundaries of the property.
1.1An inventory of property or goods.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French terrier, from medieval Latin terrarius (liber) '(book) of land', from Latin terra 'earth'.

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