bullbaiting

[ bool-bey-ting ]

noun
  1. the action or sport of setting dogs upon a bull in a pen or arena.

Origin of bullbaiting

1
First recorded in 1570–80; bull1 + baiting

Words Nearby bullbaiting

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How to use bullbaiting in a sentence

  • Five large grey bears had been caught, and fastened in a pen built for the purpose of confining the bulls, during a bullbaiting.