Airedale



one of a breed of large terriers having a wiry, black-and-tan coat and a docked tail.
Historical Examples

The Airedale would have followed him, but with the menace of an upraised fist he sent it back.
Cursed George Allan England

Looking wisely and suspiciously at Trent as he sauntered by was an Airedale.
Anthony Trent, Master Criminal Wyndham Martyn

The Airedale grasped it at once, and nodded understandingly.
Famous Modern Ghost Stories Various

It was the soul of his Airedale father, telling him the other thing was running away!
The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood

The district specially known as Airedale is the valley of the Aire above Leeds.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

The Airedale that does not carry a gay tail is a delight to no eye.
The Airedale Williams Haynes

Mr. Airedale, Mr. Dobermann-Pinscher, and several other prominent members of the Church burst into threatening growls.
Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley

Had the Airedale not filled this bill, he would never have persisted.
The Airedale Williams Haynes

He was again beginning to distrust Riley, who undoubtedly resembled an Airedale.
The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm

The city at best is no place for any dog; no place for terriers of all dogs, and of all terriers, the Airedale!
The Airedale Williams Haynes

noun
a large rough-haired tan-coloured breed of terrier characterized by a black saddle-shaped patch covering most of the back Also called Airedale terrier

type of terrier, 1880, named for Airedale, a district in West Riding, Yorkshire.

Name registered by Kennel Club (1886), for earlier Bingley (where first bred), or broken-haired terrier. [Weekley]

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