Share this entry

Share this page

blood sport

Line breaks: blood sport

Definition of blood sport in English:


A sport involving the hunting, wounding, or killing of animals: blood sports such as dogfighting and cockfighting figurative politics has turned into a blood sport
More example sentences
  • Ireland's political circumstances may have channelled aristocratic leisure into fighting rather than blood sports.
  • The European Commission has not taken a clear stance on blood sports, meaning member states make their own choices.
  • Animals were not only used for show but for what we can only call blood sports.

Definition of blood sport in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: apəˈθɛtɪk
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern