bull·​ock | \ ˈbu̇-lək also ˈbə- How to pronounce bullock (audio) \

Definition of bullock

1 : a young bull
2 : a castrated bull : steer

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Other Words from bullock

bullocky \ ˈbu̇-​lə-​kē also  ˈbə-​ How to pronounce bullocky (audio) \ adjective

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The six bulls, accompanied by tame bullocks, ran together in a pack for most of the 850-meter (930-yard) course to the city’s bullring. Washington Post, "2 runners gored racing with bulls at Pamplona’s festival," 8 July 2019 Around 2,000 people, most of them dressed in white and wearing red neck scarves, attend the sprint, running alongside six bulls and six bullocks on a narrow route that weaves through central Pamplona. NBC News, "One person gored on opening day of Spain's annual running of the bulls," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of bullock

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bullock was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of bullock

: a young bull that has had part of its sex organs removed so that it cannot breed


bull·​ock | \ ˈbu̇-lək How to pronounce bullock (audio) \

Kids Definition of bullock

1 : a young bull

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