noun \-ˌship\

: fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition

Full Definition of SPORTSMANSHIP

:  conduct (as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport


  1. He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship.

First Known Use of SPORTSMANSHIP


Other General Sports Terms

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