Definition of bluff-charge in US English:

bluff-charge

verb

  • 1no object Of a large animal: to move aggressively toward a potential threat or prey, then abruptly stop without attacking; to perform a bluff charge.

  • 2with object Of a large animal: to move aggressively toward (a potential threat or prey), then abruptly stop without attacking.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in World's Cats. From bluff + charge, after bluff charge.

Pronunciation

bluff-charge

/ˈblʌftʃɑːdʒ/