bulldog

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Etymology[edit]

From bullbaiting and dog.

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  • Hyphenation: bull‧dog

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bulldog (plural bulldogs)

  1. A breed of dog developed in England by the crossing of the bullbaiting dog and the Pug to produce a ladies companion dog. Having a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.
  2. British bulldog
  3. A stubborn person.
  4. A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill.
  5. (UK, Oxford University, slang) One of the proctors' officers.

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  • 1971, Carol King and Gerry Goffin, “Smackwater Jack”, Tapestry, Ode Records
    Big Jim the Chief stood for law and order.... Now from his bulldog mouth... Came the cry, “We got to ride to clean up the streets...!”

Verb[edit]

bulldog (third-person singular simple present bulldogs, present participle bulldogging, simple past and past participle bulldogged)

  1. (transitive) To chase (a steer) on horseback and wrestle it to the ground by twisting its horns (as a rodeo performance).

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Noun[edit]

bulldog m (plural bulldogs)

  1. Alternative form of buldogue.