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spectator sport

n
(General Sporting Terms) a sport that attracts more people as spectators than as participants

spec′tator sport`


n.
any sport that can be watched by spectators, as football or basketball, usu. for a fee.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.spectator sport - a sport that many people find entertaining to watchspectator sport - a sport that many people find entertaining to watch
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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spectator sport

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spectator sport

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football is Britain's most popular spectator sport → in Gran Bretagna il calcio è lo sport più seguito dal pubblico
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