dogfall

1 of 2

noun

1
: a falling in wrestling of both contestants in which neither is given an advantage
2
: an inconclusive result to any kind of contest : draw, tie
3
: a throw of a steer resulting in a position with his feet still under him

dogfall

2 of 2

transitive verb

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-ed/-ing/-s
: to put (a steer) down by roping or bulldogging with his feet under him

Word History

Etymology

Noun

dog entry 1 + fall

First Known Use

Noun

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dogfall was in 1823

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“Dogfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogfall. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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