Definition of scrummage in English:

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scrummage

Pronunciation: /ˈskrʌmɪdʒ/

noun& verb

Another term for scrum.
Example sentences
  • But unlike the rugby scrummage, the American version allowed one team to hold possession of the ball.
  • A reorganised Kirkby front row competed well and the pack scrummaged well to take three against the head.
  • With 20 minutes left and still a seven-man pack McKay went over following a back row pick up at a scrummage.

Derivatives

scrummager

noun
Example sentences
  • He weighs in 18 st 5lbs and stands 6ft 1in and is highly rated both as a scrummager and as a loose forward.
  • He returned a year later and under the guidance and coaching of Jimmy Colton developed into an outstanding open side prop forward, proving to be a fine scrummager and ball-getter.
  • Neither England, Wales or Ireland have a scrummager to strike fear into the best front rows in the world.

Origin

Early 19th century: variant of scrimmage.

Words that rhyme with scrummage

rummage

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: scrum|mage

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