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Definition of sporting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sporting

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈspɔrt̮ɪŋ//
 
[only before noun]
 
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  • connected with sports a major sporting event a variety of sporting activities His main sporting interests are golf and tennis. a store selling sporting goods
  • Idioms
    a sporting chance
     
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    a reasonable chance of success
     
    adverb He sportingly agreed to play the point again.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sporting