lacrosse

noun
la·crosse | \lə-ˈkrȯs \

Definition of lacrosse 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a goal game in which players use a long-handled stick that has a triangular head with a mesh pouch to catch, carry, and throw the ball

La Crosse

geographical name
\lə-ˈkrȯs \

Definition of La Crosse (Entry 2 of 2)

city in western Wisconsin population 51,320

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With the win, Palm Beach County swept the lacrosse state championships. Wells Dusenbury, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Jupiter tops Bishop Moore to capture first boys lacrosse state title," 13 May 2018 Poway, which captured back-to-back San Diego Section Open Division lacrosse championships in 2015 and 16, is fully prepared for another title run this year. Terry Monahan, Pomerado News, "Poway, RB boys lacross teams ready to repeat," 15 Mar. 2018 The sport is a mix of parts lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars, according to the Whirlyball website. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Whirlyball business with laser tag, bowling proposed for burgeoning 'entertainment district' off Route 59 and I-88," 13 July 2018 Elias described WhirlyBall as a cross between lacrosse, basketball and hockey all rolled into one on bumper cars. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's first WhirlyBall entertainment center, restaurant could be coming soon to Brookfield Square," 11 July 2018 Reports of alleged misconduct have come from male athletes affiliated with 14 sports: baseball, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. Washington Post, "APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry," 21 June 2018 Reports of alleged misconduct have come from male athletes affiliated with 14 sports: baseball, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. Kantele Franko And Collin Binkley, chicagotribune.com, "Other universities mum on ties to doctor in Ohio State sex abuse inquiry," 21 June 2018 The Wildcats were district champions in 14 sports and finished in the top 10 in eight sports — including football, boys lacrosse, boys tennis, boys water polo and girls volleyball. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Winter Park is all-sports champ, wins Orlando Sentinel Varsity Cup," 16 June 2018 His daughter, Maggie, played in state championship games in field hockey in the fall and lacrosse in the spring during her senior year. Craig Clary, baltimoresun.com, "Dulaney High's Maggie Kelly is Towson Times Female Athlete of the Year," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of lacrosse

Noun

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lacrosse

Noun

Canadian French la crosse, literally, the crooked stick

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lacrosse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lacrosse

: an outdoor game in which players use long-handled sticks with nets for catching, throwing, and carrying the ball

lacrosse

noun
la·crosse | \lə-ˈkrȯs \

Kids Definition of lacrosse

: a game played on a field using a long-handled stick with a shallow net for catching, throwing, and carrying the ball

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