bullbaiting

noun
bull·​bait·​ing | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌbā-tiŋ How to pronounce bullbaiting (audio) , ˈbəl- \

Definition of bullbaiting

: the former practice of baiting bulls with dogs

First Known Use of bullbaiting

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Bullbaiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullbaiting. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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