bearbaiting

noun
bear·​bait·​ing | \ ˈber-ˌbā-tiŋ How to pronounce bearbaiting (audio) \

Definition of bearbaiting

: the practice of setting dogs on a chained bear

First Known Use of bearbaiting

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bearbaiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearbaiting. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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