- Hyphenation: bull‧dog
bulldog (plural bulldogs)
- 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.
- British bulldog
- A stubborn person.
- A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill.
- (Britain, Oxford University slang) One of the proctors' officers.
- (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.
breed of dog
British bulldog — see British bulldog
- 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...!”
- (transitive) To chase (a steer) on horseback and wrestle it to the ground by twisting its horns (as a rodeo performance).