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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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There will be a Nickelodeon Theme Park, DreamWorks Water Park, Legoland Discovery Center, an aquarium, a bunny aviary, an ice rink, and a ski and snowboard park. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The American Dream Mega Mall Is Opening Up Right Outside of New York City This Fall," 19 Aug. 2019 One had reportedly disappeared from a skating rink, and the other was coming home from a movie. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "The Atlanta Child Murders: The True Story Behind the 'Mindhunter' Season 2 Case," 16 Aug. 2019 The teenagers can then be seen running towards the multiple fights that broke out in the skating rink. Fox News, "Arizona skating rink brawl involving teens seen on video as officers respond," 14 Aug. 2019 In honor of transparency, Reebok brought in a custom ice rink, which ended up being the highlight of the event. James Love, Essence, "Reebok Cools Down New York City With A Pop-Up Ice Rink To Debut It’s Alter The Icons ‘TRANSPARENCY’ Collection," 2 Aug. 2019 This was particularly true at park swimming pools, dance halls and roller-skating rinks, which were common facilities within parks. Victoria W. Wolcott, The Conversation, "The forgotten history of segregated swimming pools and amusement parks," 9 July 2019 Inside the disused mine are museums, offices, restaurants, an ice rink, a large public pool, and even a university. Martin Kirchner, National Geographic, "In Germany, industrial sites are now artful enclaves," 10 May 2019 Skating is also available at Hampton Court Palace, near the Tower of London, and at the Natural History Museum, to name a few other festive rinks! Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Things to Do in London At Christmas Time," 15 Aug. 2019 In the new body camera video obtained by FOX10, crowds of teenagers can be seen inside and outside the skating rink as officers arrive. Fox News, "Arizona skating rink brawl involving teens seen on video as officers respond," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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