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Definition of rugby noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rugby

 noun
(also Rugby) noun
NAmE//ˈrʌɡbi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a game played by two teams of 13 or 15 players, using an oval ball which may be kicked or carried. Teams try to put the ball over the other team's line. Named after Rugby school in England, where the game was first played.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rugby

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