Definition of "bull-ring" [bull-ring]

  • A bronze or copper ring designed to be inserted in the septum of a bull's nose, and used to lead and control the animal by means of a wooden handle having a snap-hook at the end. (noun)
  • The main part of the piston in an engine; the spider of the piston. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "bull-ring" in a sentence
  • "Our researches took us to Homeboy Industries, the gang intervention program begun by the legendary Father Gregory Boyle, S.J.; the I.C.E. detention center in Santa Ana; Ramona Gardens, the Boyle Heights project that's home to the Big Hazard gang; and Pico Rivera, the bull-ring in Whittier where the charros, Mexican cowboys, keep their culture alive."
  • "His hair drapes over the entire top half of his face, and a studded bull-ring is embedded in the bridge of his nose."
  • "While I always admired the dark instrumental passage of the original, which felt a lot like Joy Division and the modern rock progeny they inspired, Foxy Shazam's breakdown-slash-build-up isn't as Goth -- instead, it just builds like a bull-ring showdown, slyly throwing in Wagner's "Thus Spake Zarathustra" aka the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey."