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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.
Also called high-card pool.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30

red-dog

[red-dawg, -dog] /ˈrɛdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/
verb (used with object), red-dogged, red-dogging.
1.
to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.
verb (used without object), red-dogged, red-dogging.
2.
to red-dog the passer.
Origin
1950-55
Related forms
red-dogger, noun
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red dog

noun phrase

A defensive assault in which the linebacker goes directly for the quarterback (1966+ Football)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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between the sheets

name for two different simple gambling card games.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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