Definition for TER'RI-ER

TER'RI-ER, n. [Fr. from terra, earth.]

  1. A dog or little hound, that creeps into the ground after animals that burrow. Dryden.
  2. A lodge or hole where certain animals, as foxes, rabbits, badgers and the like secure themselves. Cyc.
  3. Originally, a collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, &c.; at present, a book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, &c. Cyc.
  4. A wimble, auger or borer. [L. tero.] Ainsworth.

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