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alpha roll

alpha roll
 n.— «During Cole’s testimony, Jones’ attorney, Jack O’Hale, showed a video of a Baltimore police canine officer performing a technique called an “alpha roll.” The video shows the officer slamming a police dog on its back and then straddling it, and staring the dog in the eye. The intent is for the dog to realize that the officer is the boss.» —“Testimony continues in trooper dog kicking case” by Dan Kane News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) Apr .29, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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