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Meaning of Australian terrier

Austral'ian ter'rier

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of an Australian breed of small working terriers having a rough coat, either silver black or blue black with tan markings on the head and tail, a topknot, erect ears, and a docked tail, originally bred for herding sheep and guarding mines.
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