bull dogger

bulldog

[bool-dawg, -dog]
noun
1.
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.
2.
Informal. a stubbornly persistent person.
3.
a short-barreled revolver of large caliber.
4.
Metallurgy. slag from a puddling furnace.
5.
an assistant to the proctor at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
adjective
6.
like or characteristic of a bulldog or of a bulldog's jaws: bulldog obstinacy.
verb (used with object), bulldogged, bulldogging.
7.
to attack in the manner of a bulldog.
8.
Western U.S. to throw (a calf, steer, etc.) to the ground by seizing the horns and twisting the head.

Origin:
1490–1500; bull1 + dog

bulldoggedness, noun
bulldogger, noun
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bulldog (ˈbʊlˌdɒɡ)
 
n
1.  a sturdy thickset breed of dog with an undershot jaw, short nose, broad head, and a muscular body
2.  (at Oxford University) an official who accompanies the proctors on ceremonial occasions
3.  commerce a fixed-interest bond issued in Britain by a foreign borrower

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bulldog
c.1500, from bull (1) + dog. Perhaps from shape, perhaps because originally used for baiting bulls.
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