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n. Chiefly British
[Alteration of Rugby.]
(Rugby) chiefly Brit an informal name for rugby
1. a city in E Warwickshire, in central England: boys' school, founded 1567. 86,400.
2. (sometimes l.c.) Also called Rug′by foot′ball. a form of football, played between two teams of 15 members each, that differs from soccer in freedom to carry the ball, block with the hands and arms, and tackle; characterized by continuous action and prohibition against substitute players.
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|Noun||1.||rugger - a form of football played with an oval ball|
throw-in - (rugby) an act or instance of throwing a ball in to put it into play
goal-kick - (rugby) an attempt to kick a goal
scrum, scrummage - (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession
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
knock on - (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
hooker - (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot
winger - (sports) player in wing position
hook - secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
hack - kick on the shins