bull pen


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bull′ pen`

or bull′pen`,


n.
1.
a. a place where relief pitchers warm up during a baseball game.
b. the relief pitchers on a team.
2. Informal.
a. a large cell for the temporary detention of prisoners.
b. any temporary or crowded quarters, as sleeping quarters in a lumber camp.
3. a pen for bulls.
[1920–25, Amer. (definition 1)]
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The information can be transmitted, for example, via television screen to workers in a meeting room, engineers in the bull pen, or executives in the boardroom, all in real time, Novak said.
"Have your vendors lined up in a deep bull pen, ready to respond at a moment's notice."
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Sandwiched between the bull pen and the winter pen, it had the added benefit of not allowing our resident bull nose-to-nose access with his harem, an always-risky temptation that was best to avoid if at all possible.
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