A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity, courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from being formerly employed in baiting bulls.
- Any of a breed of short-haired dog characterized by a large head, strong square jaws with dewlaps, and a stocky body. It was originally bred for bullbaiting.
- A short-barreled, large-caliber revolver or pistol.
- A heat-resistant material used to line puddling furnaces.
- Chiefly British A proctor's assistant at Oxford University or Cambridge University.
- Western U.S. To throw (a calf or steer) by seizing its horns and twisting its neck until the animal falls.