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lacrosse

Syllabification: la·crosse
Pronunciation: /ləˈkrôs
 
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Definition of lacrosse in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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