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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Bulldog clip
▪ All the images are either taped directly to the walls or hung on bulldog clips.
▪ Lisa settled down with the bulldog clip that held the current day's orders, and Folly picked up the accounts book.
▪ Both bite their attackers and hang on like bulldogs, letting the venom trickle into the wound as they do so.
▪ He reminded Harry, in his build, expression and asthmatic wheeze, of a bulldog peering ill-humouredly from his kennel.
▪ Like a bulldog it refuses to let go, even when savagely attacked by the desperate victim.
▪ Sadly, this right to leave your bits and pieces to your budgie or bulldog is denied those with hereditary titles.
▪ The beefy chest of a bulldog.
▪ Want to show a bulldog rolling its eyes?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dog \Dog\ (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog ( Canis familiaris).

    Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals for intelligence, docility, and attachment to man. There are numerous carefully bred varieties, as the akita, beagle, bloodhound, bulldog, coachdog, collie, Danish dog, foxhound, greyhound, mastiff, pointer, poodle, St. Bernard, setter, spaniel, spitz dog, terrier, German shepherd, pit bull, Chihuahua, etc. There are also many mixed breeds, and partially domesticated varieties, as well as wild dogs, like the dingo and dhole. (See these names in the Vocabulary.)

  2. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.

    What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he should do this great thing? -- 2 Kings viii. 13 (Rev. Ver. )

  3. A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog. [Colloq.]

  4. (Astron.) One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).

  5. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.

  6. (Mech.)

    1. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.

    2. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.

    3. A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.

  7. an ugly or crude person, especially an ugly woman. [slang]

  8. a hot dog. [slang]

    Note: Dog is used adjectively or in composition, commonly in the sense of relating to, or characteristic of, a dog. It is also used to denote a male; as, dog fox or g-fox, a male fox; dog otter or dog-otter, dog wolf, etc.; -- also to denote a thing of cheap or mean quality; as, dog Latin.

    A dead dog, a thing of no use or value.
    --1 Sam. xxiv. 14.

    A dog in the manger, an ugly-natured person who prevents others from enjoying what would be an advantage to them but is none to him.

    Dog ape (Zo["o]l.), a male ape.

    Dog cabbage, or Dog's cabbage (Bot.), a succulent herb, native to the Mediterranean region ( Thelygonum Cynocrambe).

    Dog cheap, very cheap. See under Cheap.

    Dog ear (Arch.), an acroterium. [Colloq.]

    Dog flea (Zo["o]l.), a species of flea ( Pulex canis) which infests dogs and cats, and is often troublesome to man. In America it is the common flea. See Flea, and Aphaniptera.

    Dog grass (Bot.), a grass ( Triticum caninum) of the same genus as wheat.

    Dog Latin, barbarous Latin; as, the dog Latin of pharmacy.

    Dog lichen (Bot.), a kind of lichen ( Peltigera canina) growing on earth, rocks, and tree trunks, -- a lobed expansion, dingy green above and whitish with fuscous veins beneath.

    Dog louse (Zo["o]l.), a louse that infests the dog, esp. H[ae]matopinus piliferus; another species is Trichodectes latus.

    Dog power, a machine operated by the weight of a dog traveling in a drum, or on an endless track, as for churning.

    Dog salmon (Zo["o]l.), a salmon of northwest America and northern Asia; -- the gorbuscha; -- called also holia, and hone.

    Dog shark. (Zo["o]l.) See Dogfish.

    Dog's meat, meat fit only for dogs; refuse; offal.

    Dog Star. See in the Vocabulary.

    Dog wheat (Bot.), Dog grass.

    Dog whelk (Zo["o]l.), any species of univalve shells of the family Nassid[ae], esp. the Nassa reticulata of England.

    To give to the dogs, or To throw to the dogs, to throw away as useless. ``Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it.''

    To go to the dogs, to go to ruin; to be ruined.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, from bull (n.1) + dog (n.). Perhaps from shape, perhaps because originally used for baiting bulls.


n. 1 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. 2 British bulldog 3 A stubborn person. 4 A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcine the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill. 5 (cx UK Oxford University slang English) One of the proctors' officers. vb. (context transitive English) To chase (a steer) on horseback and wrestle it to the ground by twisting its horns (as a rodeo performance).

  1. 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" [syn: dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding]

  2. [also: bulldogging]

  1. n. a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting [syn: English bulldog]

  2. v. attack viciously and ferociously

  3. throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo

  4. [also: bulldogging]


The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Old English Bulldog (now extinct), Leavitt Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The Bulldog is a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. The American Kennel Club (AKC), The Kennel Club (UK), and the United Kennel Club (UKC) oversee breeding records. Bulldogs were the fourth most popular purebreed in the United States in 2015 according to the American Kennel Club.

Bulldog (disambiguation)

The Bulldog is a medium-size breed of dog. The term may refer to any of several Bulldog breeds.

Bulldog may also refer to:

Bulldog (actor)

BullDog (real name Henry Conaty) (born March 1, 1974) is an actor in the state of Hawaii. He is most frequently seen on stage as a company actor at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. He has also worked as an actor, board member and director at Kumu Kahua Theatre.

As a member of HTY, BullDog has performed for thousands of children each year on six of Hawaii's seven populated islands over the last ten years. BullDog has also appeared in numerous local television programs and commercials, including Andy and Ray Bumatai's Bumavision. He also had a featured role on the short lived Hawaii television series.

BullDog has also been featured in several local movies.

Bulldog (band)

Bulldog is an Argentine punk rock band formed in 1989

Bulldog (The Killing)

"Bulldog" is the twenty-fourth episode of the American television drama series The Killing, and the eleventh of its second season, which aired on the AMC channel in the United States on June 3, 2012. It is written by Jeremy Doner and directed by Ed Bianchi. In the episode, the detectives gain access to the casino's tenth floor, which only causes them to elude the police; and both Stan Larsen ( Brent Sexton) and Darren Richmond ( Billy Campbell) make decisions that affect their futures.

Usage examples of "bulldog".

I was settin pins in a bowfin alley in Ardmore Oklahoma and I got dogbit by a bulldog took a chunk out of my leg the size of a Sunday roast and it got infected and the man I worked for carried me down to the doctor and they thought I had rabies or somethin and all hell busted loose and I got shipped back to Uvalde County.

One of these was a portrait of a man with a bulldog face of almost Winston Churchillian tenacity.

Zoe writhed desperately as two small bulldog clamps were fastened to the soft outer folds of her vulva.

Passing the Bloemfontein-Ladybrand line at Israel Poort he swept southwards, with British columns still wearily trailing behind him, like honest bulldogs panting after a greyhound.

Lott looked like a bulldog, short, built like a fireplug, an expanding beer belly hanging over his belt.

Built like a fireplug, Alexander looked like a brown-haired bulldog, a resemblance only broken by his bushy mustache.

Bulldog and clones can take anything from light target loads and wadcutter to Colt SofTip dum-dums and worse.

Of the Boers seventeen were left dead in front of the kraal, and the forty-five had not escaped from the bulldog grip which held them.

So one may see bulldogs, those amiable animals, suddenly disclose their tenacity.

The shirt was French-cuffed, of course, and now with the cuffs pulled back for the manicure, the ruby cufflinks sat a couple of inches apart on the desk, staring at Treadwell like the eyes of a drunk bulldog.

Bulldog took a step closer to Luke, bringing with him the sweet scent of the peppermints the man ate all the time.

As Fulkerson said, Beaton had caught on with the delicacy of a hummingbird and the tenacity of a bulldog to the virtues of their illustrative process, and had worked it for all it was worth.

On the way in from the front hall Celia stepped over or around five animals-a friendly Irish setter, a growling English bulldog, and three cats.

There are no proctors, no bulldogs, no bursers, no deans, no morning and evening chapel, no quads, no surplices, no caps and gowns.

I think I can see him now, a-coming up the Strand between the two street-keepers, a little sobered by the bruising, with a patch o' winegar and brown paper over his right eyelid, and that 'ere lovely bulldog, as pinned the little boy arterwards, a-following at his heels.