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terrier (plural terriers)
- A dog from a group of small, lively breeds, originally bred for the hunting of burrowing prey such as rabbits or foxes.
- (law, historical) A collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, etc.
- (law) A book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, etc.; a terrar.
Derived terms 
- bull terrier
- fox terrier
- Irish terrier
- pit bull terrier
- Scottish terrier
- Yorkshire terrier
- wire-haired terrier
Related terms 
- “terrier” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
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- (archaic) relating to the ground, earth or land
- enumerating seignorial rights, notably in livre terrier (a register of land)
terrier m (plural terriers)
- Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition
terrier m (invariable)
- terrier (dog)