scrimmager
noun see scrimmage II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scrimmager — scrim·mag·er …   English syllables

  • scrimmager — jə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: scrimmage (II) + er : a participant in a scrimmage …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrimmage — scrimmager, n. /skrim ij/, n., v., scrimmaged, scrimmaging. n. 1. a rough or vigorous struggle. 2. Football. a. the action that takes place between the teams from the moment the ball is snapped until it is declared dead. Cf. line of scrimmage. b …   Universalium

  • History of American football positions — American Football position names are based on the role the player normally has in the offense, rather than necessarily his position at the start of the play. Tight ends, for instance, usually line up to the outside of one of the offensive tackles …   Wikipedia

  • Snap (football) — A snap (colloquially called a hike , snapback , or pass from center ) starts each American football and Canadian football play from scrimmage. ActionThe ball begins on the ground with its long axis parallel to the sidelines of the field, its ends …   Wikipedia

  • scrimmage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrymmage, alteration of skyrmissh skirmish Date: 15th century 1. a. a minor battle ; skirmish b. a confused fight ; scuffle 2. a. the interplay between two football t …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scrimmage — noun 1》 a confused struggle or fight. 2》 American Football a sequence of play beginning with the placing of the ball on the ground with its longest axis at right angles to the goal line. verb American Football engage in a scrimmage. ↘put (the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scrimmage — /ˈskrɪmɪdʒ / (say skrimij) noun 1. a rough or vigorous struggle. 2. Australian Rules, Rugby Football, Soccer the action of a number of players struggling for the ball in no set pattern of play. 3. American Football the action between contesting… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrimmage — [skrim′ij] n. [altered < SKIRMISH] 1. a rough and tumble fight; tussle; confused struggle ☆ 2. Football a) short for LINE OF SCRIMMAGE b) play that begins with the snap from center, with both teams positioned on the line of scrimmage 3 …   English World dictionary

  • scrimmage — n. & v. n. 1 a rough or confused struggle; a brawl. 2 Amer. Football a sequence of play beginning with the placing of the ball on the ground with its longest axis at right angles to the goal line. v. 1 intr. engage in a scrimmage. 2 tr. Amer.… …   Useful english dictionary

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