scrummage
Scrimmage Scrim"mage (?; 48), n. [A corruption of skirmish. ``Sore scrymmishe.'' --Ld. Berners.] [Written also {scrummage}.] 1. Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Football) The struggle in the rush lines after the ball is put in play. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scrummage — Scrum mage (?; 43), n. See {Scrimmage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrummage — [skrum′ij] n., vi. scrummaged, scrummaging [< dial. var. of SCRIMMAGE] Rugby SCRUM …   English World dictionary

  • scrummage — UK [ˈskrʌmɪdʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms scrummage : singular scrummage plural scrummages a scrum I, 1) …   English dictionary

  • scrummage — scrimmage, scrummage Scrimmage is the more general word for ‘a rough struggle or brawl’ and is a technical term in American football, whereas scrummage (more usually shortened to scrum) is the term used in rugby football …   Modern English usage

  • Scrummage — Scrum|mage [ skrʌmidʒ] das; , s [...dʒiz] <aus engl. scrummage »Handgemenge«> dichtes Gedränge, Spielerknäuel (beim Rugby) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • scrummage — [[t]skrʌ̱mɪʤ[/t]] scrummages N COUNT In rugby, a scrummage is the same as a scrum …   English dictionary

  • scrummage — n. Rugby Football = SCRUM 1. Etymology: as SCRIMMAGE * * * scrummage variant of scrimmage n …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrummage — I. noun see scrum 1a II. intransitive verb see scrum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scrummage — scrummager, n. /skrum ij/, n., v.i., scrummaged, scrummaging. scrum (defs. 1, 3). [perh. orig. a dial. var. of SCRIMMAGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrummage — 1. noun /ˈskɹʌm.ɪdʒ/ a) An ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball; a scrum. b) a scrimmage. Syn: scrum 2 …   Wiktionary

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