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scrimmage

play
noun scrim·mage \ˈskri-mij\

Simple Definition of scrimmage

  • American football : the point in a game at which the center passes or throws the ball to the quarterback

  • : an informal game that is played for practice : a game that is not official

Full Definition of scrimmage

  1. 1a :  a minor battle :  skirmishb :  a confused fight :  scuffle

  2. 2a :  the interplay between two football teams that begins with the snap of the ball and continues until the ball is deadb :  practice play (as in football or basketball) between two squads

Examples of scrimmage

  1. The first play from scrimmage netted them a touchdown.

  2. <the two players got into a scrimmage off the court and got suspended>



Origin of scrimmage

Middle English scrymmage, alteration of skyrmissh skirmish


First Known Use: 15th century

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scrimmage

verb scrim·mage

Simple Definition of scrimmage

  • : to play in a scrimmage

Full Definition of scrimmage

scrim·magedscrim·mag·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to take part in a scrimmage

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to play a scrimmage against

scrim·mag·er noun

Examples of scrimmage

  1. Last weekend we scrimmaged against Bell High.



Circa 1825

First Known Use of scrimmage

circa 1825

Other General Sports Terms


SCRIMMAGE Defined for Kids

scrimmage

play
noun scrim·mage \ˈskri-mij\

Definition of scrimmage

  1. 1 :  the action between two football teams when one attempts to move the ball down the field

  2. 2 :  a practice game between two teams or between two groups from the same team





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