Definition of loose scrum in English:

loose scrum

Line breaks: loose scrum
(also loose scrummage)


A scrum formed by the players round the ball during play, not ordered by the referee.
More example sentences
  • South Africa began their comeback a minute later when Jon caught Italy napping, breaking through a loose scrum for a try.
  • Effective charging possession play from the players set up a loose scrum to the right of the Heriot's posts, and the scrum-half punched though a gap in the Heriot's defence to dive over.
  • There are two variations of the scrum that occur during "loose play" (called, not surprisingly, a loose scrum).

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope