- a short-haired, square-jawed, heavily built dog noted for its strong stubborn grip
- a short-barreled revolver of large caliber
- Brit. at Oxford and Cambridge universities, a proctor's assistant
Origin of bulldogso named because origin, originally raised for use in bull-baiting
like or characteristic of a bulldog; stubborn, unrelenting, etc.
to throw (a steer) by taking hold of its horns and twisting its neck
- A dog of a breed originally developed in England for bullbaiting, having a short stocky body, large head, and strong square jaws with dewlaps. Also called English bulldog.
- A short-barreled, large-caliber revolver or pistol.
- A heat-resistant material used to line puddling furnaces.
- Chiefly British A proctor's assistant at Oxford University or Cambridge University.
Relentless or stubborn: “The Boston team has seldom before given such an exhibition of bulldog tenacity and fight” (Glenn Stout).
transitive verbbull·dogged, bull·dog·ging, bull·dogs Western US
To throw (a calf or steer) by seizing its horns and twisting its neck until the animal falls.
- A breed of dog developed in England by the crossing of the bullbaiting dog and the Pug to produce a ladies companion dog. Having a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.
- British bulldog
- A stubborn person.
- A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill.
(third-person singular simple present bulldogs, present participle bulldogging, simple past and past participle bulldogged)