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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Any contact sport requires a high level of energy as it can be an intense workout for the body.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track.
He said: "Whatever anybody says it is a contact sport.
To register to take part, contact Sport RCT on 01443 490209.
Now in just about any contact sport, you don't tend to find commentators having to stress the manly aspects of the contest.
Perhaps now it has become a contact sport, Wimbledon umpires and line judges should be issued with shin pads, body armour and helmets to avoid compensation claims.
The contact sport athletes wore special helmets that recorded the acceleration speed and other data at the time of any head impact.
For more details contact Sport 4 Life on 0121 429 4700.
The Milk Rollers have been together since 2007 and with more than 19,000 players internationally, roller derby -a contact sport based on an oval track -is one of the UK's fastest-growing grassroots sports.
Rugby, a fast-paced, aggressive contact sport, has a high incidence of injury.
All funds raised go towards developing the sporting talent of Newcastle and anybody interested in playing, and/or offering a raffle prize, should contact Sport Newcastle secretary Malcolm Dix on (0191) 267 6342, email dixysport5@aol.