I. noun Date: circa 1500 1. any of a breed of compact muscular short-haired dogs having widely separated forelegs and an undershot lower jaw that were developed in England to fight bulls 2. a handgun with a thick usually short barrel 3. a proctor's attendant at an English university II. adjective Date: 1816 suggestive of a bulldog <
bulldog tenacity
III. transitive verb Date: 1905 to throw (a steer) by seizing the horns and twisting the neck • bulldogger nounbulldogging noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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