bull pen

bull pen
A name given at some of the state penitentiaries to that part of the prison where prisoners are kept in close confinement. State v Kelley, 118 Or 397, 247 P 146. The name is also given facetiously to the common room in a men's dormitory, the student room in a law school, and other various places where men gather socially.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • bull pen — bull′ pen or bull′pen n. 1) spo a) a place where relief pitchers warm up during a baseball game b) the relief pitchers on a team 2) inf Informal. a) a large cell for the temporary detention of prisoners b) any temporary or crowded quarters, as… …   From formal English to slang

  • bull pen — n 1.) the area in a baseball field in which ↑pitchers practise throwing 2.) the ↑pitchers of a baseball team …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bull pen — 1. Baseball. a. a place where relief pitchers warm up during a game. b. the relief pitchers on a team. 2. Informal. a. a large cell or room, usually next to the courtroom, where prisoners are temporarily held. b. a large room in an office… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bull pen —    American    a prison    Where the bull4 puts his victims:     ... ordered them thrown into the bull pen. (Lavine, 1930 some men had been arrested)    It is also any common dormitory for males …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bull pen — pen in which a bull is kept; cell for the temporary confinement of prisoners or suspects; place where a relief pitcher warms up (Baseball) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bull Pen Pep Band — The Bull Pen Pep Band is a 45 member musical group that performs at all home games for the Houston Texans franchise of the National Football League. The band plays at home games and various other marketing, promotional and community outreach… …   Wikipedia

  • bull pen — 1. Baseball. a. a place where relief pitchers warm up during a game. b. the relief pitchers on a team. 2. Informal. a. a large cell or room, usually next to the courtroom, where prisoners are temporarily held. b. a large room in an office… …   Universalium

  • bull pen — noun Date: 1809 1. a large cell where prisoners are detained until brought into court 2. a. a place on a baseball field where pitchers warm up before they start pitching b. the relief pitchers of a baseball team 3. an open work area not divided… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bull pen — noun (C) AmE 1 the area in a baseball field in which pitchers practise throwing 2 the pitchers of a baseball team …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bull pen — A certain place of close confinement at a penitentiary …   Black's law dictionary

  • bull pen — A certain place of close confinement at a penitentiary …   Black's law dictionary

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