lacrosse

noun la·crosse \ lə-ˈkrȯs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of lacrosse

: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

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Origin and Etymology of lacrosse

Canadian French la crosse, literally, the crooked stick


La Crosse

geographical name \ lə-ˈkrȯs \

Definition of La Crosse

city in western Wisconsin population 51,320

LACROSSE Defined for English Language Learners

lacrosse

noun

Definition of lacrosse for English Language Learners

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


LACROSSE Defined for Kids

lacrosse

noun la·crosse \ lə-ˈkrȯs \

Definition of lacrosse for Students

: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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