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bullbaiting

[boo l-bey-ting]
noun
  1. the action or sport of setting dogs upon a bull in a pen or arena.
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Origin of bullbaiting

First recorded in 1570–80; bull1 + baiting
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Examples from the Web for bullbaiting

Historical Examples

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

    Early Western Travels 1748-1846

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