Definitions for: Bulldog

[n] a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
[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"
[adj] resembling or pertaining to a bulldog; "A bulldog appearance"
[v] throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
[v] attack viciously and ferociously

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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