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



BrE BrE//ləˈkrɒs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɔːs//
, NAmE//ˈkrɑːs//
[uncountable] Games
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a game played on a field by two teams of ten players who use sticks with curved nets on them to catch, carry, and throw the ball See related entries: Games Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French (le jeu de) la crosse ‘(the game of) the hooked stick’. Compare with crosse. Culture Lacrosse is similar to field hockey and it was originally played by Native Americans. In the US it is mainly played by men and is a popular sport in schools. In Britain women's lacrosse is played in some schools.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lacrosse