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Definition of rink

1a : a smooth extent of ice marked off for curling or ice hockey
b : a surface of ice for ice-skating also : a building containing such a rink
c : an enclosure for roller-skating
2 : an alley for lawn bowling
3 : a team in bowls or curling

Examples of rink in a Sentence

The hockey team is practicing at the rink.

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Go roller skating USA Skateland has three indoor skating rinks around the Valley where kids, teens and families can keep cool and have fun. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 The conceptual plans also call for revitalizing Bayshore's public square with a winter ice skating rink and a summer fire pit. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Glendale approves $37 million financing plan for Bayshore redevelopment, with current debt paid off," 24 June 2019 The party even gets the final stamp of approval from an elated Kris who thought her daughter and son-in-law did an amazing job, even without a custom ice skating rink. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," 6 June 2019 This particular party was pink-themed everything and hosted at a roller skating rink. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Kardashians Match in Pink Outfits at the Over-the-Top Launch of Kylie's Skincare Line," 22 May 2019 An arcade or even a roller skating rink (so retro!) is a much more fun indoor activity than sulking. Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "21 Rainy-Day Date Ideas That Aren't Another Movie," 30 Mar. 2019 On In front of the gorgeous Frederiksberg Gardens, where couples rent boats in the summer and take brisk walks in winter, sits a beloved ice skating rink—without a single corporate sponsor or hideous DJ to be seen. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "What To Do In Copenhagen In December 2018," 6 Dec. 2018 The conceptual plans also call for revitalizing Bayshore's public square with a winter ice skating rink and a summer fire pit. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan to provide $37 million in local funds to help redevelop Bayshore wins first public approvals," 4 June 2019 After the Olympics, a number of rinks and practice facilities were opened up in his area. Leanna Commins, Cosmopolitan, "12 Things to Know About Record-Breaking Team USA Figure Skater Nathan Chen," 4 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of rink

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rink

Middle English (Scots) rinc area in which a contest takes place, from Anglo-French renc row, lists — more at rank entry 1

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The first known use of rink was in 1787

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English Language Learners Definition of rink

: an often enclosed area that has a special surface of ice, smooth pavement, etc., and that is used for skating


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Kids Definition of rink

: a place for ice-skating or roller-skating

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