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blood sport

n.
A sport involving bloodshed, such as cockfighting.

blood sport

n
(Hunting) any sport involving the killing of an animal, esp hunting

blood′ sport`


n.
any sport involving killing or the shedding of blood, as bullfighting, cockfighting, or hunting.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
bullfighting, tauromachy - the activity at a bullfight
cockfighting - participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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