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.
The message about the possible serious consequences of repeated concussions has gotten through to most trainers and coaches, who now understand the need to move more slowly than in the past in allowing the child to resume the contact sport.
He said: "Whatever anybody says it is a contact sport.
Now in just about any contact sport, you don't tend to find commentators having to stress the manly aspects of the contest.
The contact sport athletes wore special helmets that recorded the acceleration speed and other data at the time of any head impact.
This suggests that psychological variables, such as aggressiveness, may, in part, contribute to lower pain ratings in high contact sport athletes.
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