rink definition by Webster's New World
- a smooth expanse of ice marked off for the game of curling
- a part of a bowling green of a suitable size for a match
- the players on one side in a game of curling, bowls, or quoits
- a smooth expanse of ice, often artificially prepared and enclosed, for ice-skating or for playing hockey
- a smooth floor, usually of wood and enclosed, for roller-skating
- a building enclosing either of such rinks
Origin: ME(Scot), earlier renk ; from Old French renc, rank
rink definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An area surfaced with smooth ice for skating, hockey, or curling.
- A smooth floor suited for roller-skating.
- A building that houses a surface prepared for skating.
- A section of a bowling green large enough for holding a match.
- A team of players in quoits, bowling, or curling.
Origin: Middle English renk, racecourse, possibly from Old French renc, line, of Germanic origin; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.