- People available to assist or relieve existing workers (baseball).
American business jargon. 2014.
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Bullpen — Moderner Bullpen der Houston Astros im Min … Deutsch Wikipedia
bullpen — 1915, in the baseball sense, from BULL (Cf. bull) (1) + PEN (Cf. pen) (2); perhaps from earlier slang meaning temporary holding cell for prisoners (1809). Bullpen also was the name of a baseball like game played in U.S. late 19c … Etymology dictionary
bullpen — ull pen (b[.u]l p[e^]n ), n. (Baseball) 1. an open area in a baseball stadium, off the playing field, where pitchers may warm up by throwing a number of trial pitches before playing. [PJC] 2. [collective] the relief pitchers on a baseball team.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bullpen — ☆ bullpen [bool′pen΄ ] n. 1. a fenced enclosure for bulls 2. Informal a large room or enclosure for a number of people; specif., a barred enclosure in a jail, where prisoners are kept together temporarily, as between their arrest and the placing… … Universalium
bullpen — ☆ bullpen [bool′pen΄ ] n. 1. a fenced enclosure for bulls 2. Informal a large room or enclosure for a number of people; specif., a barred enclosure in a jail, where prisoners are kept together temporarily, as between their arrest and the placing… … English World dictionary
Bullpen — In baseball, the bullpen (or simply the pen) 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… … Wikipedia
bullpen — The need for an afternoon coffee, due to tiredness. TMass states, My starting pitcher is petering out, so I m going to warm up the bullpen. (Warming up = brew a pot.) BLip. Yup it s 3:15. I need to hit the bullpen, too … Dictionary of american slang
bullpen — UK [ˈbʊlˌpen] / US noun [countable] Word forms bullpen : singular bullpen plural bullpens American 1) a part of a baseball field where pitchers practise throwing the ball before they go on the field 2) informal a room where prisoners are kept… … English dictionary
bullpen — noun a) An enclosed area used to hold bulls. Magnus and Big Buck are over in the bullspen, ready for tonights rodeo. b) An enclosed area for pitchers to warm up in during a game. After that hit, there is activity in the bullpen … Wiktionary
Bullpen — A slang term referring to the traditional seating arrangement of younger investment advisors or brokers in a brokerage house. Traditionally, younger brokers would be assigned to sit in the center of the room at desks facing each other, while more … Investment dictionary
bullpen — bull|pen [ bul,pen ] noun count AMERICAN 1. ) a part of a baseball field where PITCHERS practice throwing the ball before they go on the field 2. ) INFORMAL a room where prisoners are kept temporarily while they are waiting to go into a court of… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English