bullring

noun
bull·​ring | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌriŋ How to pronounce bullring (audio) also ˈbəl- \

Definition of bullring

1 : an arena for bullfights
2 : a short oval track for horse or auto racing

Examples of bullring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grandstand seats that had been covered in dust were caked in mud, while pit road and the apron around the 0.533-mile bullring held several inches of standing water. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "NASCAR at Bristol live stream (3/29): How to watch postponed Food City Dirt Race online, TV, time," 29 Mar. 2021 Grandstand seats that had been covered in dust were caked in mud while pit road and the apron around the 0.533-mile bullring held several inches of standing water. Jenna Fryer, orlandosentinel.com, "NASCAR hopes its dirt-track plans don’t turn to complete mud despite postponement," 29 Mar. 2021 In many of the attacks, an ear — usually the right one — has been cut off, recalling the matador’s trophy in a bullring. Fox News, "France horse killings stun countryside after 'barbaric' slayings with mysterious, ritual-like mutilations," 30 Aug. 2020 Most often, an ear — usually the right one — has been cut off, recalling the matador's trophy in a bullring. Elaine Ganley, Star Tribune, "France's horses killed in mysterious ritual-like mutilations," 29 Aug. 2020 Most often, an ear — usually the right one — has been cut off, recalling the matador’s trophy in a bullring. Elaine Ganley, chicagotribune.com, "Horses are being killed across France in mysterious, ritual-like mutilations," 29 Aug. 2020 Open-air bullrings will be allowed to operate from Monday, according to the new rules published on the Official Gazette Saturday. Thomas Gualtieri, Bloomberg.com, "Bullfights But No Dancing as Spain Further Eases Lockdowns," 8 June 2020 Zacatecas is home to the Hotel Quinta Real, a hotel made from a historic bullring and the city has a cable car transporting passengers to and from its silver mines. Kyle Arnold, Dallas News, "Low-cost Mexican airline Volaris will fly from DFW to Zacatecas and Guanajuato," 24 Jan. 2020 Fred Renk fought and cajoled to get David Renk into fights at the prestigious Plaza Mexico, the largest bullring in the world. Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, "Texas’ Only Home for Matadors Is on Brink of Closing," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bullring

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bullring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullring. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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bullring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bullring

: a large circular area in which bullfights take place

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