adjective Date: 1799 1. a. of, relating to, used, or suitable for sport; especially trained for trapping or retrieving game <
sporting dogs
b. marked by or calling for sportsmanship c. involving such risk as a sports contender may expect to take or encounter <
a sporting chance
2. of or relating to dissipation and especially gambling 3. tending to mutate freely • sportingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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