Lacrosse meaning

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.
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(sports) A sport played on a field between two opposing teams using sticks (crosses) and a ball, whereby one team defeats the other by achieving a higher score by scoring goals within the allotted time.
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A game played on a rectangular field by two teams of ten players each, in which participants use a long-handled stick that has a webbed pouch on one end to try to propel a ball into the opposing team's goal.
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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