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bullmastiff

or bull-mas·tiff, bull mas·tiff

[ bool-mas-tif, -mah-stif ]
/ ˈbʊlˈmæs tɪf, -ˈmɑ stɪf /
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noun
one of an English breed of dogs having a short, fawn or brindled coat, produced by crossing the bulldog and the mastiff.

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Origin of bullmastiff

First recorded in 1870–75; bull(dog) + mastiff
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How to use bullmastiff in a sentence

  • We found one rather funny thing, and that was the great bullmastiff, lying stiff with its neck broken.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder|William Hope Hodgson

British Dictionary definitions for bullmastiff

bull mastiff

noun
a large powerful breed of dog with a short usually fawn or brindle coat, developed by crossing the bulldog with the mastiff
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