[ boo l-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈbʊlˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
one of an English breed of medium-sized, short-haired, muscular dogs with prominent, undershot jaws, usually having a white and tan or brindled coat, raised originally for bullbaiting.
Informal. a stubbornly persistent person.
a short-barreled revolver of large caliber.
Metallurgy. slag from a puddling furnace.
an assistant to the proctor at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
like or characteristic of a bulldog or of a bulldog's jaws: bulldog obstinacy.
verb (used with object), bull·dogged, bull·dog·ging.
to attack in the manner of a bulldog.
Western U.S. to throw (a calf, steer, etc.) to the ground by seizing the horns and twisting the head.
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- bulldog clip,
- bulldog edition,
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Origin of bulldog
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/ (ˈbʊlˌdɒɡ) /
a sturdy thickset breed of dog with an undershot jaw, short nose, broad head, and a muscular body
(at Oxford University) an official who accompanies the proctors on ceremonial occasions
commerce a fixed-interest bond issued in Britain by a foreign borrower
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