Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rink

play
noun \ˈriŋk\

Simple Definition of rink

  • : an often enclosed area that has a special surface of ice, smooth pavement, etc., and that is used for skating

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rink

  1. 1 a :  a smooth extent of ice marked off for curling or ice hockey b :  a surface of ice for ice-skating; also :  a building containing such a rink c :  an enclosure for roller-skating

  2. 2 :  an alley for lawn bowling

  3. 3 :  a team in bowls or curling

Examples of rink in a sentence

  1. The hockey team is practicing at the rink.



Origin and Etymology of rink

Middle English (Scots) rinc area in which a contest takes place, from Anglo-French renc row, lists — more at rank


First Known Use: 1787



RINK Defined for Kids

rink

play
noun \ˈriŋk\

Definition of rink for Students

  1. :  a place for ice-skating or roller-skating




Learn More about rink


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take off or remove

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy frenetic philistine melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ