rink

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rink, renk, from Old English rinc (man, warrior, hero), from Proto-Germanic *rankiz (upright man), from Proto-Germanic *rankaz (straight, upright), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- (straight, direct). Cognate with Scots rink, renk (man, warrior, hero), Old Saxon rink (man), Old Norse rekkr (a straight or upright man), Old English ranc (proud, noble, valiant). More at rank.

Noun[edit]

rink (plural rinks)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A man, especially a warrior or hero.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rink, rynk, variation of Middle English ring (ring). Compare Low German rink (ring, circle), Middle High German rinc (a ring, circle).

Noun[edit]

rink (plural rinks)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A ring; a circle.
  2. A sheet of ice prepared for playing certain sports, such as hockey or curling.
    We played hockey all winter until the rink melted.
  3. A surface for roller skating.
  4. A building housing an ice rink.
  5. (curling) A team in a competition.
    The Schmirler rink won the Silver Broom.
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Verb[edit]

rink (verbal noun rinkey)

  1. to dance

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