- a fenced enclosure for bulls
- 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
- an area near the playing field, where relief pitchers practice and warm up
- the relief pitchers of one team
- Baseball a. An area where relief pitchers warm up during a game.b. The relief pitchers of a team considered as a group.
- A temporary holding area for prisoners, as in a courthouse.
- An open area in an office with workspace for a number of employees.
Origin of bullpenEarlier, stockade, exercise area for prisoners.
- An enclosed area used to hold bulls.
- Magnus and Big Buck are over in the bullspen, ready for tonight's rodeo.
- (baseball) An enclosed area for pitchers to warm up in during a game.
- After that hit, there is activity in the bullpen.
- (baseball) The relief pitchers of a team collectively.
- Their bullpen is worn out after yesterday's doubleheader where both games went 12 innings.
- (metaphorical) A figurative place for someone or something to get ready
- If this team of consultants fails, I have another warming up in the bullpen.
- An open seating arrangement where project teams can communicate openly with minimal effort.
- We have our sales team in a bullpen setup to keep their energy flowing.