bullpen


bullpen
bullpen [bool′pen΄ ]
n.
1. a fenced enclosure for bulls
2. Informal a large room or enclosure for a number of people; specif., a barred enclosure in a jail, where prisoners are kept together temporarily, as between their arrest and the placing of charges
a) an area near the playing field, where relief pitchers practice and warm up
b) the relief pitchers of one team

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bull·pen (bo͝olʹpĕn') n.
a. An area where relief pitchers warm up during a game.
b. The relief pitchers of a team considered as a group.
2. A temporary holding area for prisoners, as in a courthouse.
3. An open area in an office with workspace for a number of employees.
  [Earlier, stockade, exercise area for prisoners.]

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