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|Nicholas McCarvel|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rink cost $98.5 million, making it more than one and a half times more expensive than other Olympic equivalents.
Tens of millions of others watch their sports heroes wrangle on court, field, rink and racetrack.
You recall your sufferings during your first days upon the ice, or on the rink.Ladies on Horseback|Nannie Lambert
The rink and the ground opposite the hotel were in full tilt.Their Pilgrimage|Charles Dudley Warner
We might go down to the rink father had made on purpose for Horatia.Sarah's School Friend|May Baldwin
HE world is like a rink, you know: You lose your wheel, and come to woe!Quips and Quiddities|William Davenport Adams
While in the first tradition the moon is a man carrying a glowing light, in the other she is the moon mans house (Rink, p. 440).The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
British Dictionary definitions for rink
Word Origin for rink
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.