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When in the "bullpen" Schrank's fellow prisoners shrank away from him.

WORD ORIGIN

also bull-pen, 1915, in the baseball sense, from bull (n.1) + pen (n.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.

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