Definition of "bullpen" []

  • Baseball An area where relief pitchers warm up during a game. (noun)
  • Baseball The relief pitchers of a team considered as a group. (noun)
  • A temporary holding area for prisoners, as in a courthouse. (noun)
  • An open area in an office with workspace for a number of employees. (noun)
  • A large cell where prisoners are confined together temporarily (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A part of a baseball field where relief pitchers warm up (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bullpen" in a sentence
  • "And then they took Mrs. Hamer out of her cell, took her to what they call the bullpen, which is where they kept the male prisoners."
  • "Phillin 'fine: It's amazing how the Philadelphia Phillies have turned around their season considering their bullpen is ailing (Brett Myers and Tom Gordon are on the disabled list) and right-hander Freddy Garcia was dreadful (1-5, 5.90) before going on the DL last week with what could be a season-ending injury."
  • "Don't look now, but the Twins are 3-0 and their bullpen is a huge reason why."