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bulldog

[boo l-dawg, -dog] /ˈbʊlˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/
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
1490-1500; bull1 + dog
Related forms
bulldoggedness, noun
bulldogger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bulldogging

bulldog

/ˈbʊlˌdɒɡ/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for bulldogging

bulldog

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bulldogging

bulldog

modifier

: the bulldog edition

noun
  1. The earliest daily edition of a newspaper (1920s+ Newspaper office)
  2. A snub-nosed revolver (1880s+ Police & underworld)
verb
  1. To advertise horse-race winners falsely; dynamite (1950s+ Gambling)
  2. To attack like a bulldog, esp to wrestle a steer to the ground by the horns (1800s+ & esp cowboys)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for bulldogging

rodeo event in which a mounted cowboy chases a full-grown steer, dives from his horse on top of the animal, grasps its horns, digs his heels in the ground to bring the animal to a stop, and twists it to the ground. The event is timed from the moment a barrier in front of the cowboy is released to the moment the steer is judged down-i.e., flat on its side with all four legs and head in the same direction and the cowboy still in contact. The contestant with the lowest elapsed time wins. Each bulldogger has a partner, called a hazer, who rides alongside the steer and keeps it headed in a straight line while the bulldogger makes his approach

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