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Meaning of BULLDOG

Pronunciation:  'bûl`dog

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
  2. [adj]  stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
  3. [adj]  resembling or pertaining to a bulldog; "A bulldog appearance"
  4. [v]  throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
  5. [v]  attack viciously and ferociously

BULLDOG is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: dogged, dour, English bulldog, pertinacious, stubborn, tenacious, unyielding
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, French bulldog, get over, master, overcome, set on, subdue, surmount, working dog



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bull"dog`\, n.
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity,
       courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from
       being formerly employed in baiting bulls.
    2. (Metal.) A refractory material used as a furnace lining,
       obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling
       furnace of a rolling mill.
  2. \Bull"dog`\, a.
    Characteristic of, or like, a bulldog; stubborn; as, bulldog
    courage; bulldog tenacity.
    {Bulldog bat} (Zo'94l.), a bat of the genus {Nyctinomus}; --
       so called from the shape of its face.
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