rink

[ ringk ]
/ rɪŋk /

noun

a smooth expanse of ice for ice-skating, often artificially prepared and inside a building or arena.
a smooth floor, usually of wood, for roller-skating.
a building or enclosure for ice-skating or roller-skating; skating arena.
an area of ice marked off for the game of curling.
a section of a bowling green where a match can be played.
a set of players on one side in a lawn-bowling or curling match.

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Origin of rink

1325–75; Middle English (Scots ) renk area for a battle, joust, or race, apparently <Middle French rencrank1
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British Dictionary definitions for rink

rink
/ (rɪŋk) /

noun

an expanse of ice for skating on, esp one that is artificially prepared and under cover
an area for roller skating on
a building or enclosure for ice skating or roller skating
bowls a strip of the green, usually about 5–7 metres wide, on which a game is played
curling the strip of ice on which the game is played, usually 41 by 4 metres
(in bowls and curling) the players on one side in a game

Word Origin for rink

C14 (Scots): from Old French renc row, rank 1
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