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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

bull +‎ dog, in reference to bullbaiting.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bull‧dog

NounEdit

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. (Britain, Oxford University slang) One of the proctors' officers.
  6. (pro wrestling) Any move in which the wrestler grabs an opponent's head and jumps forward, so that the wrestler lands, often in a sitting position, and drives the opponent's face into the mat.
  7. (US, publishing) A bulldog edition.
    • 1940, Citizen Kane (film)
      The bulldog's just gone to press.

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QuotationsEdit

  • 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...!”

VerbEdit

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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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

bulldog m (plural bulldogs)

  1. Alternative form of buldogue

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English bulldog.

NounEdit

bulldog m (plural bulldogs)

  1. bulldog

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