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  1. bullpennoun

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

  2. bullpen, detention cell, detention centrenoun

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


  1. bullpennoun

    An enclosed area used to hold bulls.

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

  2. bullpennoun

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

    After that hit, there is activity in the bullpen.

  3. bullpennoun

    The relief pitchers of a team collectively.

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

  4. bullpennoun

    (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. bullpennoun

    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. Ryan Pressly:

    It's fun to watch him, i wish we had a better view instead of all the way out in the bullpen. It's fun to watch how he manipulates pitches, the way he moves them in and out. We were talking about it in the clubhouse: He's like an artist when he's out there.

  2. Charlie Montoyo:

    If our bullpen regroups and does the job like we did today, we are going to win games, because we are going to hit. We are playing great defense. Our starters are doing a great job. So that’s the piece that we’re kind of missing.

  3. Burch Smith:

    The bullpen was great, we made some big plays in the field, and we had timely hitting, it was an all-around good game for us.

  4. Kenley Jansen:

    It’s awesome, stuff like this don’t happen often, especially a bullpen guy. They get bounced around quite often.

  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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