[red-dawg, -dog]Football.(esp. of linebackers)
- to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.
- to red-dog the passer.
Origin of red-dog
First recorded in 1950–55
- 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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