contact sport

/ˌkɑntækt spɔrt/

Other forms: contact sports

Definitions of contact sport
  1. noun
    a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
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    boxing, fisticuffs, pugilism
    fighting with the fists
    grappling, rassling, wrestling
    the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
    hockey, hockey game, ice 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
    professional boxing
    boxing for money
    boxing at close quarters
    a boxing or wrestling match
    a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches
    spar, sparring
    making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
    flying mare
    a wrestling maneuver
    Greco-Roman wrestling
    a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
    professional wrestling
    wrestling for money
    a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
    American football, American football game
    a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
    professional football
    football played for pay
    rugby, rugby football, rugger
    a form of football played with an oval ball
    association football, soccer
    a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
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    athletics, sport
    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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