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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.
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con′tact sport`


n.
any sport in which physical contact between players is an accepted part of play, as football, boxing, or hockey.
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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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