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bull +‎ pen



bullpen (plural bullpens)

  1. An enclosed area used to hold bulls.
    Magnus and Big Buck are over in the bullspen, ready for tonight's rodeo.
  2. (baseball) An enclosed area for pitchers to warm up in during a game.
    After that hit, there is activity in the bullpen.
  3. (baseball) The relief pitchers of a team collectively.
    Their bullpen is worn out after yesterday's doubleheader where both games went 12 innings.
  4. (figuratively) A place for someone or something to get ready.
    If this team of consultants fails, I have another warming up in the bullpen.
  5. 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.