noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Rugby School, Rugby, England Date: 1864 a football game in which play is continuous without time-outs or substitutions, interference and forward passing are not permitted, and kicking, dribbling, lateral passing, and tackling are featured

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  • rugby — 1864, after Rugby, public school where the game was played, from city of Rugby in Warwickshire, central England. The place name is Rocheberie (1086) fortified place of a man called *Hroca; with second element from O.E. burh (dat. byrig), replaced …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Rugby — Rugby1 [rug′bē] n. 1. famous school for boys located in Rugby, England: founded 1567 2. [usually r ] a kind of football popular in England, played by two opposing teams of usually 15 players: action is continuous and the oval ball may be passed… …   English World dictionary

  • Rugby — a town in central England best known for the ↑public school (=expensive private school) there called Rugby School, where the game of rugby was first played …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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