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

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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 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 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 The bulls mainly stayed on course behind the steers which guide them through the narrow, twisting streets to Pamplona's bullring, where the bulls will be killed in bullfights later in the day. NBC News, "One gored, 5 more hurt in running of bulls during San Fermin festival in Pamplona," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of bullring

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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