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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.]
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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|Noun||1.||lacrosse - 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
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lacrosse[ləˈkrɒs] N → lacrosse m
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n → Lacrosse nt
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lacrosse[ləˈkrɒs] n (sport) → lacrosse m inv
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