noun \ˈrək\

rugby : a group of players who are trying to get the ball while it is on the ground

the ruck : ordinary or normal people or events

: a fight especially among a group of people

Full Definition of RUCK

a :  the usual run of persons or things :  generality <trying to rise above the ruck — Richard Holt>
b :  an indistinguishable gathering :  jumble
:  the persons or things following the vanguard <finished the race in the ruck>

Examples of RUCK

  1. He got drunk and started a ruck with the police.

Origin of RUCK

Middle English, heap, pile, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick — more at rick
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of RUCK

Origin of RUCK

ruck, noun, wrinkle
First Known Use: 1812


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