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[boo l-ring] /ˈbʊlˌrɪŋ/
an arena for a bullfight.
Origin of bullring
First recorded in 1600-10; bull1 + ring1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Of the two great buildings the bullring is the more notable.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • He recommended that they should walk orderly; but instead of that they proceeded tumultuously to the bullring.

  • Just outside the city on a hill overlooking the bullring is an enormous cross, probably fifty feet high.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Human voices welled in a mob roar from the great open cylinder of the bullring.

    Thy Rocks and Rills Robert Ernest Gilbert
  • I sketched under the tropic sun, in corrals, in a bullring, under an Indian laurel; I poked through empty rooms.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
  • Once there were twin swimming pools, a bullring, and fifty Japanese gardeners to maintain the gardens.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for bullring


an arena for bullfighting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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