Bullpen meaning

bo͝olpĕn
A temporary holding area for prisoners, as in a courthouse.
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An open area in an office with workspace for a number of employees.
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A fenced enclosure for bulls.
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(baseball) An enclosed area for pitchers to warm up in during a game.

After that hit, there is activity in the bullpen.

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(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.

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An enclosed area used to hold bulls.

Magnus and Big Buck are over in the bullspen, ready for tonight's rodeo.

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(baseball) The relief pitchers of a team collectively.

Their bullpen is worn out after yesterday's doubleheader where both games went 12 innings.

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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.

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(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.
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Origin of bullpen

  • Earlier stockade, exercise area for prisoners

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition