Definition of “bulldog” - English Dictionary


“bulldog” in English

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bulldognoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊl.dɒɡ/ us /ˈbʊl.dɑːɡ/

Examples from literature

  • Far across the sands the fleeing figure of the outlaw was being rapidly overtaken by the enraged bulldog, who sensed the situation and who apparently was determined to overtake and punish the escaped prisoner. 
  • Gosh! look at that bulldog! came another whisper, and at the same moment Corporal jumped to his feet, growling angrily. 
  • It was like a terrier attacking a bulldog. 
  • So I steps up and says to the bulldog's master, "Why don't you call off your dog?" but he only swore at me and told me to mind my own business. 
  • This dog was one of 'em, and the other was a bulldog twice his size. 
  • This very little cat, whose back was arched with fury, he was obliged to chase away before his bulldog would come in. 

(Definition of “bulldog” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bulldog” in American English

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bulldognoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊl·dɔɡ/

a type of dog that looks fierce, with a strong body, short legs, a flat nose, and a large, square face

(Definition of “bulldog” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)