\ ˈriŋk \

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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Start with the Lloyd Center, a mall that launched as an open-air marketplace in 1960, with an ice rink in its center. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "What is a mall in 2018? How Portland shopping centers change to meet new consumer demands," 7 May 2018 Another idea discussed by the board, Edelson said, has been to push for the expansion of the rink. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Once again, an Oakland Mills Village Center grocery closes," 25 June 2018 By design, arena football fields fit perfectly inside the dimensions of a hockey rink. Ryan Finley, azcentral, "Arena Football League team could be coming to Tucson in 2019," 24 May 2018 Unsure of what would happen at the other end of the rink with Braden Holtby dialed in, Murray could only keep the puck out as much as possible after allowing the early-period goals to Kuznetsov and Ovechkin. Stephen Whyno, baltimoresun.com, "Capitals blow two-goal third-period lead, lose series opener to Penguins, 3-2," 26 Apr. 2018 As Henrik walked through the bright red lights and manufactured fog in the corner of the rink, Kim rose out of his seat. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Inside Panthers forward Henrik Borgström's home debut, through the eyes of his parents," 9 Apr. 2018 To keep everything out of site during performances, the club invested in professional drapes that extend from the back of the rink and along the sides. Katie V. Jones, Howard County Times, "A classic fairy tale on ice," 6 Apr. 2018 Corden, unfortunately, doesn’t have quite the same level of comfort at the rink. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Harry Potter Superfan Shawn Mendes Crushed His Carpool Karaoke Appearance with James Corden," 5 June 2018 When Ellis got back into the game, the rink was still heavily tilted in Nashville’s favor. Tyler Horka, SI.com, "Connor Hellebuyck Stifles Predators, Jets Take Game 1," 27 Apr. 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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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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