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 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 Just a few fight posters from events at the local bullrings are plastered on the wall. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Jaime Munguia and Erik Morales combine to form Team Tijuana," 13 Sep. 2019 Bull runs evolved from medieval farmers herding their animals through town to show them off at the bullring. Ciara Nugent, Time, "Pamplona's Bull Runs Have a Controversial Past. Do They Still Have a Future?," 17 July 2019 Melius won 11 area titles and more individual track championships on the dusty bullrings in Hales Corners, Cedarburg, Beaver Dam and elsewhere. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "‘The Mouse’ was a racing legend in his own right before he fueled the passion of another," 10 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 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

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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 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bullring

: a large circular area in which bullfights take place

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