dogfall

noun

Definition of dogfall

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

transitive verb
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Definition of dogfall (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (a steer) down by roping or bulldogging with his feet under him

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First Known Use of dogfall

Noun

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dogfall

Noun

dog entry 1 + fall

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“Dogfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogfall. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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