la·​crosse | \ lə-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce lacrosse (audio) \

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

Examples of lacrosse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The doc features interviews with entertainment and media players, including actor Jeffrey Wright, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group CEO Tom Rothman (all played lacrosse in school). Matt Donnelly, Variety, 17 June 2022 Zapler has coached lacrosse and track and field, and sponsored Key Club, International Club, Mongolian Club, and Shakti Club, and founded the Cheese Club. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2022 In addition to lacrosse and football, Kaminska loved baby animals, especially ducklings and bunnies. Chantal Da Silva, NBC News, 3 June 2022 The senior had six goals in the 17-8 win over Walnut Hills in the OHSAA lacrosse tournament May 23. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 3 June 2022 There are many more athletes to be seen in water polo, volleyball, golf and lacrosse. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 More women’s lacrosse is being shown on television and streaming platforms. Kat Cornetta,, 30 May 2022 Defending state champion Broadneck girls lacrosse didn’t take the easy route back to Loyola Maryland’s Ridley Athletic Complex. Rich Scherr, Baltimore Sun, 27 May 2022 Ronan began playing as a first-grader with the Glastonbury lacrosse club. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lacrosse

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lacrosse

Canadian French la crosse, literally, the crooked stick

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20 Jun 2022

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“Lacrosse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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la·​crosse | \ lə-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce lacrosse (audio) \

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

La Crosse geographical name

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Definition of La Crosse

city in western Wisconsin population 51,320

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