a federal territory on the continent of Australia in the SE part: includes Canberra, capital of the Commonwealth of Australia. 939 sq. mi. (2430 sq. km).
a territory of SE Australia, within New South Wales: consists of two exclaves, one containing Canberra, the capital of Australia, and one at Jervis Bay (the latter sometimes regarded as a separate entity). Pop: 322 579 (2003 est) Former name Federal Capital Territory
- Australian cattle dog
one of an Australian breed of medium-sized herding dogs with a blue, blue-mottled, or red-speckled coat, developed by cross breeding the Australian kelpie, dingo, and collie. noun a compact strongly-built dog of a breed with pricked ears and a smooth bluish-grey coat, often used for controlling and moving cattle
- Australian crawl
a crawl in which the swimmer kicks twice with one leg for each stroke of the opposite arm. Historical Examples What fun they had diving from the spring board and learning the “Australian crawl.” Mary Lee the Red Cross Girl Helen Hart
- Australian doubles
an unusual formation in doubles in which the server’s partner is positioned on the same side of the court as the server.
- Australian fan palm
a fan palm, Livistona australis, of Australia, having a slender, reddish-brown trunk, spiny leafstalks, and round fruit.