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 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. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French (le jeu de) la crosse ‘(the game of) the hooked stick’. Compare with crosse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lacrosse