noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) rinc area in which a contest takes place, from Anglo-French renc row, lists — more at rank Date: 1787 1. a. a smooth extent of ice marked off for curling or ice hockey b. a surface of ice for ice-skating; also a building containing such a rink c. an enclosure for roller-skating 2. an alley for lawn bowling 3. a team in bowls or curling

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  • Rink — ist: der Familienname folgender Personen: Arno Rink (* 1940), deutscher Maler Eucharius Gottlieb Rink (1670–1745), deutscher Jurist und Heraldiker Gisela Rink (* 1951), deutsche Landespolitikerin (Saarland) (CDU) Hermann Rink… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rink — may refer to: * Ice rink, used for ice skating * Hockey rink *Curling rink, used to refer to both a curling team and the playing surface *a roller rink, used for roller skatingee also* The Rink …   Wikipedia

  • rink — [ʀink] n. m. ÉTYM. 1875, in G. Petiot; mot angl., var. de ring. ❖ ♦ Piste ou terrain circulaire. || Rink de hockey (1933, in D. D. L.). Spécialt. || Rink ou skating rink : piste de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rink — rink·ite; rink·man; rink·tum; rink; …   English syllables

  • rink — ► NOUN 1) (also ice rink) an enclosed area of ice for skating, ice hockey, or curling. 2) (also roller rink) a smooth enclosed floor for roller skating. 3) (also bowling rink) the strip of a bowling green used for a match. 4) a team in curling or …   English terms dictionary

  • Rink — Rink, n. [Scot. renk, rink, rynk, a course, a race; probably fr. AS. hring a ring. See {Ring}.] 1. The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rink — Rink, 1) Eucharius Gottlieb, geb. 1670 in Stötteritz bei Leipzig, lebte als Hofmeister in Kopenhagen, dann mehre Jahre in Wien u. wurde 1707 Professor der Rechte in Altdorf; er schr.: De veteris numismatis potentia et qualitate, Lpz. 1701;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rink — Rink, Hinrich, verdienter Grönlandforscher, geb. 26. Aug. 1819 in Kopenhagen, gest. 15. Dez. 1893 in Christiania, studierte Naturwissenschaften, nahm 1845–47 als Mineralog an der Erdumseglung der Fregatte Galathea teil, durchforschte 1848–51… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rink — [rıŋk] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: renc place, row ] 1.) a specially prepared area of ice that you can ↑skate on 2.) a special area with a smooth surface where you can go around on ↑roller skates …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rink — [ rıŋk ] noun count a large flat area where people go to SKATE or play ICE HOCKEY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rink — late 14c., Scottish dialect, probably from O.Fr. renc, reng row, line, from Frankish and ultimately connected with RING (Cf. ring) (n.). Probably confused in meaning with ring (n.) in sense of area marked out for a sporting contest. Ice hockey… …   Etymology dictionary

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