Aussie rules

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
variants: or Aussie Rules

Definition of Aussie rules

: australian rules football Aussie rules players don't wear any equipment, so putting on a helmet was foreign.— Dave Sell, Washington Post, 31 Dec. 1995 Aussie Rules is a full-contact sport in which a clothesline tackle is a perfectly acceptable method of knocking a player down.— Scott Sexton, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, 18 Sept. 2008

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First Known Use of Aussie rules

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Aussie rules.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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