[boo l-ring]


an arena for a bullfight.

Origin of bullring

First recorded in 1600–10; bull1 + ring1
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  • Of the two great buildings the bullring is the more notable.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for bullring



an arena for bullfighting
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