- 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.
Origin of rink
Examples from the Web for rink
There was a family named Adams in Saskatoon, and they had a rink with boards, between their house and the barn.
We went out on the rink in the yard and pushed around on one foot.
“Walking into the rink today I thought, ‘Wow, this is what I used to do every day,’” Kwan tells me on the phone.Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Chases Gold in Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Race
April 17, 2014
The rink cost $98.5 million, making it more than one and a half times more expensive than other Olympic equivalents.Putin's Criminal Olympics
January 27, 2014
Tens of millions of others watch their sports heroes wrangle on court, field, rink and racetrack.Whatever Happened to Great Holiday Films?
December 1, 2013
He bought the rink and the ground beneath it and some more alongside.'Charge It'
I am afraid I can't get a rink built for you in a day, but I'll see what we can do.
We might go down to the rink father had made on purpose for Horatia.
All were on their feet looking towards the back of the rink.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
The Eskimo hero is conveyed to his wife on a salmon's tail (Rink, p. 145).The Science of Fairy Tales
Edwin Sidney Hartland
- 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 and History for rink
late 14c., Scottish dialect, probably from Old French renc, reng "row, line," from Frankish and ultimately connected with ring (n.1). Probably confused in meaning with ring (n.1) in sense of "area marked out for a sporting contest." From 1787 in curling; ice hockey sense first attested 1896.