in·​ter·​scho·​las·​tic ˌin-tər-skə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce interscholastic (audio)
: existing or carried on between schools
interscholastic athletics

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The incident occurred during the most ambitious campaign in state history by government, school, and human rights leaders to curb hazing, bullying, and discriminatory practices in interscholastic sports. Bob Hohler,, 17 Nov. 2022 Some of the most disturbing incidents in Massachusetts interscholastic sports have involved physical assaults and have raised serious questions about the school districts’ preventative practices and responses. Bob Hohler,, 2 Nov. 2022 Recruitment is defined as the act of influencing a student to enroll in a school or to transfer from one school to another in order that the student may participate in interscholastic athletics. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2022 But no one in the Hortonville school district had experience with Bassmaster or any other interscholastic bass fishing program. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 21 Aug. 2022 During her research, Stett learned about a Utah girl and her father who had sued several school districts in 2017 for Title IX violations, because girls’ tackle football wasn’t available as an interscholastic sport. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2022 The school system’s Athletic Legislative Committee meets each year in March to review the regulations for governing and the procedures for administering interscholastic athletics. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 19 July 2022 Today, Title IX is perhaps best known for its legacy within women’s interscholastic athletics. New York Times, 27 June 2022 Utah is at least the 11th state — all controlled by GOP leaders — that has instituted a ban on transgender girls competing in interscholastic sports. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interscholastic was in 1879

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“Interscholastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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in·​ter·​scho·​las·​tic ˌint-ər-skə-ˈlas-tik How to pronounce interscholastic (audio)
: existing or carried on between schools
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