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bullbaiting

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noun bull·bait·ing \ˈbu̇l-ˌbā-tiŋ, ˈbəl-\

Definition of bullbaiting

  1. :  the former practice of baiting bulls with dogs



Circa 1580

First Known Use of bullbaiting

circa 1580


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