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lacrosse Syllabification: la·crosse
Pronunciation: /ləˈkrôs/

Definition of lacrosse in English:


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A team game, originally played by North American Indians, in which the ball is thrown, caught, and carried with a long-handled stick having a curved L-shaped or triangular frame at one end with a piece of shallow netting in the angle.
Example sentences
  • The club, originally formed in 1872, hosts cricket, tennis, hockey, squash, racquet ball and lacrosse.
  • Now of course, this game wasn't called lacrosse by native Americans; they had all sorts of different names for it.
  • Even in indoor lacrosse they dress like hockey goalies, with a huge chest protector and huge gloves.


Mid 19th century: from French (le jeu de) la crosse '(the game of) the hooked stick'. Compare with crosse.

Words that rhyme with lacrosse

across, boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, emboss, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross
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