non·​con·​tact ˌnän-ˈkän-ˌtakt How to pronounce noncontact (audio)
: not involving contact: such as
: not relating to or normally involving body contact between players
a noncontact sport/injury
: not requiring or involving contact with the body
a noncontact thermometer
noncontact imaging/sensors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hall was in a noncontact jersey at Saturday’s morning skate in Brighton. Globe Staff,, 9 Oct. 2022 The Pistons and Bagley have avoided a bleaker scenario, as noncontact knee injuries are often associated with ACL injuries, which typically carry much longer rehabilitation periods. Detroit Free Press, 13 Oct. 2022 Then during a spring game before her freshman season, Desiano crumbled with a noncontact knee injury. Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2022 Speaking for his aching joints, Tretter noted players have a 28 percent higher rate of noncontact lower extremity injuries when playing on carpet. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2022 The 34-year-old forward suffered the noncontact injury on a fast break in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter of his team’s 91-84 win in Brescia, Italy, and was helped off the court. Adam Himmelsbach,, 28 Aug. 2022 For the first time this summer, college football teams were able to conduct two hours of noncontact practice with the use of a football, but no other equipment. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Because his workouts, especially his noncontact workouts, were very soft — coming off pick-and-rolls, getting into rhythm, making shots. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 Two of Atlanta's most prominent players, goalkeeper Brad Guzan and defender Miles Robinson, both suffered season-ending Achilles injuries on noncontact plays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Paul Newberry, ajc, 31 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncontact was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Noncontact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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