bull·​ring ˈbu̇l-ˌriŋ How to pronounce bullring (audio)
 also  ˈbəl-
: an arena for bullfights
: a short oval track for horse or auto racing

Examples of bullring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Participants race down a narrow cobblestone street ahead of or alongside bulls before funneling into the city’s bullring. Natalia Galicza, Sun Sentinel, 12 July 2022 Tourists can further embrace the artist’s early life with a visit to the Church of Santiago, where he was baptized; the local bullring; or the Málaga School of Fine Arts, where his father taught. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Feb. 2023 The investigator, dressed incongruously in sweater and tie and holding a small metal box, stands in a bullring. Jack El-Hai, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2016 Among the missing were children who had been beside their parents at the bullring when the structure gave way, Velez said. Diana Durán, Washington Post, 26 June 2022 The bullring is erected for a spectacle that originated on the Caribbean coast when Colombia was a Spanish colony. Diana Durán, Washington Post, 26 June 2022 The regional government said a 25-year-old runner from Sunrise, Fla., was gored in the calf in the bullring. Washington Post, 12 July 2022 According to the outlets, the American was inside the bullring when he was pierced in the calf. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 11 July 2022 The bullring was built with gadua bamboo, and its multiple levels were packed with spectators. Diana Durán, Washington Post, 26 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bullring was in 1802

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“Bullring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullring. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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