1. Baseball. a.
a place where relief pitchers warm up during a game.
the relief pitchers on a team.
2. Informal. a.
a large cell
or room, usually next to the courtroom, where prisoners are temporarily held.
a large room in an office occupied by many employees.
any temporary or crowded quarters, as sleeping quarters in a lumber camp.
a pen for a bull or bulls.
1800–10, Americanism for def 4; 1920–25 for def 1