bullbaiting

noun
bull·bait·ing | \ˈbu̇l-ˌbā-tiŋ, 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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