- 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.
transitive verb-·dogged·, -·dog·ging
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)