shorthair
noun Date: 1903 a domestic cat with a short thick coat; especially a member of any of several breeds of muscular medium- to large-sized cats with a short plushy coat • short-haired adjective

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  • shorthair — [shôrt′her΄] n. any member of either of two breeds of short haired domestic cat: the American shorthair has a slightly oblong head and a tapering tail; the British shorthair has a round head and a shorter, thick tail: see also COLORPOINT… …   Universalium

  • shorthair — [shôrt′her΄] n. any member of either of two breeds of short haired domestic cat: the American shorthair has a slightly oblong head and a tapering tail; the British shorthair has a round head and a shorter, thick tail: see also COLORPOINT… …   English World dictionary

  • shorthair — noun Any of several breeds of domestic cat that has relatively short hair, a slender body and large head See Also: shorthaired …   Wiktionary

  • shorthair — noun a cat of a short haired breed …   English new terms dictionary

  • shorthair — short•hair [[t]ˈʃɔrtˌhɛər[/t]] n. 1) dch a domestic cat having short, close lying fur 2) dch any of several breeds of medium sized domestic cats having a short, dense coat Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • shorthair — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also short haired cat ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : a domestic cat with a relatively short close coat in which the guard hairs are not notably elongated comparelong hair …   Useful english dictionary

  • shorthair cat — Breed of domestic cat. Show standards call for a sturdily built cat with strong boned legs, a round head, round eyes, and ears that are rounded at the tips. The coat must be short and may be of almost any colour or pattern. Some colours, such as… …   Universalium

  • British shorthair — Une …   Wikipédia en Français

  • British Shorthair — Infobox Catbreed name = British Shorthair imagecaption = A blue British Shorthair country = United Kingdom aacestd = http://www.aaceinc.org/pages/breeds/brit.htm cfastd = http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/standards/british.html acfastd =… …   Wikipedia

  • British Shorthair — British shorthair …   Wikipédia en Français

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