Definition of pit bull in English:

pit bull

(also pit bull terrier)


  • A dog of an American variety of bull terrier, noted for its ferocity.

    • ‘He went out one day when his pit bull was still a puppy, and it decided to chew stuff up, the way a puppy does.’
    • ‘I see nothing wrong with having pets in these areas, but the dog pictured appears to be a pit bull.’
    • ‘My puppy was attacked by a pit bull while the owner watched.’
    • ‘Alex looked on at Nina, the puppy pit bull, and laughed as she pulled Andrea's swim shorts down with her teeth.’
    • ‘In England, when they decided to ban the American pit bull terrier, they immediately had trouble identifying the dog.’