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red-dog

[red-dawg, -dog]Football.(esp. of linebackers)
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verb (used with object), red-dogged, red-dog·ging.
  1. to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.
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verb (used without object), red-dogged, red-dog·ging.
  1. to red-dog the passer.
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Origin of red-dog

First recorded in 1950–55
Related formsred-dog·ger, noun

red dog

noun Cards.
  1. 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.
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Origin of red dog

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