red-dog

red dog

noun Cards.
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:
1925–30

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red-dog

[red-dawg, -dog] Football. (esp. of linebackers)
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

red-dogger, noun
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