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

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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 Authorities said a 46-year-old man from San Francisco, Calif., was gored in the neck in the city's bullring and required surgery. Fox News, "Running of the bulls leads to at least 5 gored on first day of Pamplona, Spain, festival," 8 July 2019 The six bulls from the Cebada Gago ranch, which is known for raising ferocious beasts, were surrounded by tame cattle for most of the 930-yard (850-meter) route to the bullring, leaving runners scrambling for limited space close to their horns. chicagotribune.com, "1 minor goring, 4 others injured in Spain’s running of bulls," 8 July 2019 Anne-Marie cherishes the festive ambience and international flavor of the French Open, and the relative calm of her location, a shady spot in the shadow of the bullring. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Finding an Oasis at Tennis’s Most Crowded Major," 4 June 2019 The prime seating, in the bullring on the other side of a bronze Art Deco railing, was about 95 percent full at 1:15, with pairs of blue-suited businessmen, stylishly bald guests in fleece pullovers, families dining with a maiden aunt. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 Many runners were trampled early on, and others were also injured as the 12 animals entered Pamplona’s bullring, but no information was available about the extent of their injuries. Fox News, "One gored, 3 trampled in Spain's running of the bulls festival," 7 July 2018 Directly on the border is Tijuana’s Plaza Monumental bullring as well as the international border monument. James Clark, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Meet the neighbors with Tijuana daytrip," 19 Apr. 2018 Ferdinand still ends up in the bullring, where, in the film's touching finale, his peaceful nature triumphs over all. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "'Ferdinand' movie review: Animated charmer lives up to the storybook (and that's no bull)," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of bullring

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bullring

: a large circular area in which bullfights take place

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