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 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 Besides the bullring, flamenco dancing, cathedrals and paella, the Butler Bulldogs got in some basketball during their 4-0 tour of Spain. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Butler had questions; Spain trip supplied answers," 14 Aug. 2017 My daughter walked over to the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. Ernest Hemingway, Philly.com, "Hemingway's short stories: Art and the ideal of masculinity," 6 Aug. 2017 The animals extended the run’s official length to 2 minutes and 40 seconds by lingering in the bullring before entering the pen. Washington Post, "2 gorings, 6 more injured on Day 7 of San Fermin festival," 13 July 2017 Bull runs happen during eight mornings where people race with bulls along a 930-yard street course to the bullring. Jessica Durando, USA TODAY, "Spain's running of the bulls: the good, the bad and the ugly," 6 July 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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