bear·​bait·​ing ˈber-ˌbā-tiŋ How to pronounce bearbaiting (audio)
: the practice of setting dogs on a chained bear

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bearbaiting was in the 15th century

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“Bearbaiting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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