box lacrosse


Definition of box lacrosse

  1. :  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 Bonventre, Newsweek, 25 Aug. 1975 Box lacrosse is played in an iceless rink. The boards are left up, and the game is extremely physical. — Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated, 25 Jan. 1988 —called also indoor lacrosse

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