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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Constructed in 1973, the mall was a popular hub over the years that included a movie theater, skating rink and arcade. USA TODAY, "Shah Bar, infected ‘Idol,’ famed mall to close: News from around our 50 states," 24 June 2020 By spring of 1978, Miller was planning to open up a club on Nostrand Avenue, one that would include a skating rink for children and a nightclub for adults. Jon Sarlin, CNN, "A father was choked to death by the NYPD 42 years ago. His family has never recovered," 21 June 2020 The incident involved about 150 people and several fights that broke out in different locations at the skating rink, Euclid police spokesman Capt. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Police searching for two people involved in riot at Euclid skating rink, several others to be charged," 17 June 2020 Right now, the one side of the rink is quarantined off. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars GM Jim Nill says ‘the wheels are in motion’ for the NHL’s return, with training camps beginning in July," 11 June 2020 But on shooting day, Stallone showed up to an empty ice rink set. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'40 Years of Rocky': Sylvester Stallone's best revelations in the new documentary," 8 June 2020 All individuals expecting to enter the arena will have completed a remote educational meeting prior to arriving at the rink. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes return to ice Thursday for voluntary small-group training," 7 June 2020 Over 300 American homes have these rinks in their garages, basements or backyards. Remy Tumin, New York Times, "Impeachment, Iowa, Super Bowl: Your Weekend Briefing," 23 Feb. 2020 Founded in Europe eight years ago, Glice now has 1,800 rinks worldwide, according to the company. Alyson Krueger, BostonGlobe.com, "On roofs or in basements, a new way to ice skate," 1 Feb. 2020

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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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28 Jun 2020

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“Rink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rink. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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