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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullpen(noun)

    a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game

  2. bullpen, detention cell, detention centre(noun)

    a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily


  1. bullpen(Noun)

    An enclosed area used to hold bulls.

    Magnus and Big Buck are over in the bullspen, ready for tonight's rodeo.

  2. bullpen(Noun)

    An enclosed area for pitchers to warm up in during a game.

    After that hit, there is activity in the bullpen.

  3. bullpen(Noun)

    The relief pitchers of a team collectively.

    Their bullpen is worn out after yesterday's doubleheader where both games went 12 innings.

  4. bullpen(Noun)

    (metaphorical) A figurative place for someone or something to get ready

    If this team of consultants fails, I have another warming up in the bullpen.

  5. bullpen(Noun)

    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.


  1. Bullpen

    In baseball, the bullpen is the area where relief pitchers warm-up before entering a game. Depending on the ballpark, it may be situated in foul territory along the baselines or just beyond the outfield fence. Also, a team's roster of relief pitchers is metonymically referred to as "the bullpen". These relievers usually wait in the bullpen when they have yet to play in a game, rather than in the dugout with the rest of the team. The starting pitcher also makes his final pregame warmups in the bullpen. Managers can call coaches in the bullpen on an in-house telephone from the dugout to tell a certain pitcher to begin his warmup tosses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BULLPEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BULLPEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of BULLPEN in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Coleman:

    There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number.

  2. Glenn Thrush:

    No one — not the bullpen of the New York Mets, not the French army, not Wile E. Coyote, not even Al Gore — is better at squandering a commanding lead than the Queen of Coasting, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And nobody is better at handing her adversaries talking points to undermine trust, on emails, on the Clinton Foundation, on her own refusal to do something as simple as talking to the reporters who cover her every day.

  3. Jerry Coleman:

    Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen.

  4. Archie Bradley:

    So it’s a 2-2 count, and I’m like, ‘Man, I have to pee. I have to go pee.’ So I run in our bathroom real quick, I’m ready to go. I’m trying to pee and I actually [expletive] my pants. Like right before I’m about to go in the game, I pooped my pants, i’m like ‘Oh my gosh.’ I know I’m a pitch away from going in the game, so I’m scrambling to clean myself up. I get it cleaned up the best I can, button my pants up, and our bullpen coach Mike Fetters says, ‘Hey, you’re in the game.’ So I’m jogging into the game to pitch with poop in my pants essentially.

  5. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy:

    We're fighting to stay ahead on bed capacity, ventilators that are constantly running thin, the medicine you need for those ventilators, the personal protective equipment, and the relief from the bullpen for our health care workers.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. butch
    • C. unsealed
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