lacrosse definition

  • noun:
    • a-game played on a rectangular area by two groups of ten players each, by which individuals utilize a long-handled stick which has had a webbed pouch using one end to maneuver a ball to the opposing group's goal.
    • an activity played on a field between two opposing groups utilizing sticks (crosses) and a ball, whereby one group beats another by attaining a higher rating by scoring objectives within the allotted time.
    • A game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a “crosse”. The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field.
    • a casino game of baseball played by two parties of players, twelve for each side, on a level land of floor, at each and every end that is an objective through which the people strive to hurl the ball.
    • a casino game devised by American Indians; now played by two teams whom utilize long-handled rackets to catch and carry and put the ball toward the opponents' goal

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