box lacrosse

noun

Definition of box lacrosse

: a form of lacrosse that is played by six-player teams usually indoors in an ice hockey rink with a wooden floor in place of the ice
  • Box lacrosse contains elements of ice hockey and basketball—and more than a passing resemblance to gang warfare with tire irons. It is played in a hockey rink—on wood rather than ice—with six men to a side. There is more scoring than in hockey (thanks to a rule requiring a shot on goal every 30 seconds) as well as picks, fast breaks and other techniques borrowed from basketball.
  • —Peter BonventreNewsweek25 Aug. 1975
  • Box lacrosse is played in an iceless rink. The boards are left up, and the game is extremely physical.
  • —Austin MurphySports Illustrated25 Jan. 1988
called also indoor lacrosse

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First Known Use of box lacrosse

1932


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