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A sport, such as football or hockey, that involves physical contact between players as part of normal play.
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any sport in which physical contact between players is an accepted part of play, as football, boxing, or hockey.
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|Noun||1.||contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players|
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
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