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la·crosse

 (lə-krôs′, -krŏs′)
n.
A game played on a rectangular field by two teams of ten players each, in which participants use a long-handled stick that has a webbed pouch on one end to try to propel a ball into the opposing team's goal.

[Canadian French la crosse, from French (jeu de) la crosse, (game of) the hooked stick, from Old French croce, crosse, crosier, of Germanic origin.]

lacrosse

(ləˈkrɒs)
n
(Lacrosse) a ball game invented by Native Americans, now played by two teams who try to propel a ball into each other's goal by means of long-handled hooked sticks that are loosely strung with a kind of netted pouch
[C19: Canadian French: the hooked stick, crosier]

la•crosse

(ləˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs)

n.
a game, originated by Indians of North America, in which two 10-member teams try to send a ball into each other's goal, each player using a crosse or stick at the end of which is a netted pocket for catching, carrying, or throwing the ball.
[1710–20, Amer.; < Canadian French: literally, the crook (stick used in the game). See crosse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacrosse - a game invented by American Indianslacrosse - a game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal
field game - an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
midfield - (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
cradle - run with the stick
Translations
лакрос
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lakros
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haavipallo
lakros
ラクロス
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лакросс

lacrosse

[ləˈkrɒs] Nlacrosse m

lacrosse

[ləˈkrɒs] nla crosse f, jeu m de la crosse

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nLacrosse nt

lacrosse

[ləˈkrɒs] n (sport) → lacrosse m inv
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