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ruck

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noun \ˈrək\

Simple Definition of ruck

  • 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

  1. 1 a :  the usual run of persons or things :  generality <trying to rise above the ruck — Richard Holt> b :  an indistinguishable gathering :  jumble

  2. 2 :  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


2

ruck

verb

Definition of ruck



Origin of ruck

ruck, noun, wrinkle


First Known Use: 1812



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