contact sport

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contact sport

n.
A sport, such as football or hockey, that involves physical contact between players as part of normal play.

con′tact sport`


n.
any sport in which physical contact between players is an accepted part of play, as football, boxing, or hockey.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing playerscontact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
rassling, wrestling, grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
hockey game, ice hockey, hockey - a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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The stage was marked off by three stripes of light around the perimeter (design by Scott Borowka), as though to suggest a boxing ring or other contact-sport zone.
In refining the contact-sports exception, the Karas court wrote that "those who participate in soccer, football, softball, basketball, or even a spontaneous game of can kicking, choose to play games in which physical contact among participants is inherent in the conduct of the game.
When the Illinois Supreme Court created the contact-sports exception, (47) the question remained what constitutes a contact sport.