wirehaired

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wire +‎ haired

Adjective[edit]

wirehaired ‎(comparative more wirehaired, superlative most wirehaired)

  1. Having wiry hair.
    • 1990 August 31, Harold Henderson, “The City File”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      When a neighbor's rottweiler (loose) began mauling her small wirehaired terrier (tied up) for the second time in eight months, Miki Meyer of suburban LaPorte, Indiana, grabbed her video camera and started filming.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used mainly to describe dogs.