Lacrosse Definition

lə-krôs, -krŏs
A game, similar to field hockey, in which two teams of ten men or twelve women each, using long-handled, pouched rackets, try to throw a small rubber ball into the opponents' goal: the game was first played by North American Indians.
Webster's New World

Origin of Lacrosse

  • Canadian French la crosse from French (jeu de) la crosse (game of) the hooked stick from Old French croce, crosse crosier of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from French la crosse (“the stick”).

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to lacrosse using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With