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bulldog

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noun bull·dog \ˈbu̇l-ˌdȯg also ˈbəl-\

Simple Definition of bulldog

  • : a short, strong, muscular dog with short hair, short legs, and a wide square head

Full Definition of bulldog

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of compact muscular short-haired dogs having widely separated forelegs and an undershot lower jaw that were developed in England to fight bulls

  2. 2 :  a handgun with a thick usually short barrel

  3. 3 :  a proctor's attendant at an English university

Circa 1500

First Known Use of bulldog

circa 1500


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bulldog

adjective bull·dog

Definition of bulldog

  1. :  suggestive of a bulldog <bulldog tenacity>




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bulldog

verb bull·dog

Definition of bulldog

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to throw (a steer) by seizing the horns and twisting the neck

bull·dog·ger noun
bull·dog·ging noun


1905

First Known Use of bulldog

1905


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