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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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1. informal US a large cell where prisoners are confined together temporarily
2. (Baseball) a part of a baseball field where relief pitchers warm up
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|Noun||1.||bullpen - a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game|
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
|2.||bullpen - a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily|
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