\ ˈriŋk How to pronounce rink (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web And Joel Eriksson Ek filled the hole at No.1 center after becoming a juggernaut at both ends of the rink. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 29 May 2021 Tampa Bay was 21-7-0 at home this season, but Florida was the only team to beat the Lightning twice in their rink. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 19 May 2021 Barry managed an ice-skating rink that until last month the Trump Organization operated under a contract with the city. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, 13 May 2021 Thankfully, the league’s Department of Player Safety caught up with Wilson the next day and ran him out of the rink for the next seven games. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 The Canucks, initially asked to return to play Friday after a three-week COVID-19 pause, objected to being hustled from sick bay to the rink and now won’t play their first game until Sunday night in Toronto. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2021 Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the rink at the 3902 North Glen Arm Road just before 6:30 p.m. and found the girl with a gunshot wound. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Apr. 2021 Then we were told that there’s really no point in going to the rink and doing much. New York Times, 6 Mar. 2021 At $11 for weekend access to the rink and $8 for a skate rental, it’s one of the most affordable ways to spend a memorable, classic New York winter day. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Rink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rink. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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