noun, rug·by often capitalized \ˈrəg-bē\

: a game played by two teams in which each team tries to carry or kick a ball over the other team's goal line

Full Definition of RUGBY

:  a football game in which play is continuous without time-outs or substitutions, interference and forward passing are not permitted, and kicking, dribbling, lateral passing, and tackling are featured

Origin of RUGBY

Rugby School, Rugby, England
First Known Use: 1864


geographical name Rug·by \ˈrəg-bē\

Definition of RUGBY

town cen England in Warwickshire on the Avon pop 83,400


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