red-dog

[ red-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈrɛdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
Football.(esp. of linebackers)

verb (used with object), red-dogged, red-dog·ging.

to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.

verb (used without object), red-dogged, red-dog·ging.

to red-dog the passer.

Origin of red-dog

First recorded in 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM red-dog

red-dog·ger, noun

Definition for red-dog (2 of 2)

red dog

noun Cards.

a gambling game played by two to ten persons with a pack of 52 cards, in which players bet in turn that their hands contain a card of the same suit as the top card of the stock and of higher rank.

Origin of red dog

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called high-card pool.
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