Definition of scrimmage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskrɪmɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrɪmɪdʒ//
    Basketball, American football
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  1. 1a confused struggle or fight synonym scrum
  2. 2(in American football) a period of play that begins with the ball being placed on the ground See related entries: American football
  3. 3(North American English) a practice game of American football, basketball, etc. See related entries: Basketball
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: alteration of dialect scrimish, variant of the noun skirmish.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scrimmage

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