a breed of huge wiry coated terriers bred in Yorkshire
- variety of large wiry-coated terrier bred in Yorkshire
particular terrier, 1880, named for Airedale, a district in western Riding, Yorkshire. Identify registered by Kennel Club (1886), for earlier in the day Bingley (where first-bred), or broken-haired terrier. [Weekley]
From 1877 to 1886 he was principal of Airedale College, Bradford, a post which he gave up to become the first principal of Mansfield College, Oxford.