non·​con·​tact | \ ˌnän-ˈkän-ˌtakt How to pronounce noncontact (audio) \

Definition of noncontact

: not involving contact: such as
a : not relating to or normally involving body contact between players a noncontact sport/injury
b : not requiring or involving contact with the body a noncontact thermometer noncontact imaging/sensors

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Lee, who has been on the force for nearly seven years and was assigned to the Sixth District patrol area, remains on noncontact status with pay, said Dustin Sternbeck, a police spokesman said. Washington Post, "Man paid two D.C. police employees $40,000 in bribes for crash reports," 2 Aug. 2019 Newkirk tore his Achilles a day before the start of spring practice during noncontact workouts but is expected back for fall camp. Matt Zenitz,, "Auburn O-lineman likely to miss A-Day," 3 Apr. 2018 The redshirt freshman suffered his second ACL tear in three years on a noncontact injury near the end of practice last Wednesday. Carter Karels, San Antonio Express-News, "Newcomer Weeks could compete for UTSA’s QB job," 11 Apr. 2018 Democratic Assemblyman Kevin McCarty of Sacramento, the lead author of the bill, said several NFL legends played noncontact youth football, including Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, Jim Brown and Tom Brady. Michael Smolens,, "Tackle ban: Is it protecting kids vs. the football 'way of life'?," 16 Feb. 2018 McCarty also noted that Jim Brown, Tom Brady, Jerry Rice, Lawrence Taylor and Walter Payton played noncontact football, according to the Times. Khadrice Rollins,, "New California Bill Would Ban Tackle Football Before High School," 8 Feb. 2018 Kiser got his nose repaired a week later, restricted to noncontact participation for two weeks. Michael Osipoff, Post-Tribune, "Man in the mask: Broken nose doesn't slow Valparaiso's John Kiser," 17 Dec. 2017 For a noncontact sport, tennis has long had a high attrition rate. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Men’s Tennis Hurt by Too Many Injuries, Not Enough Stars," 25 Oct. 2017 The injury in the spring, which Durkin said was a noncontact injury, allowed Pigrome and Max Bortenschlager, each of whom started one game last season, share the snaps in the spring game. Don Markus,, "Maryland quarterback Caleb Henderson sits out practice with apparent foot injury," 19 Aug. 2017

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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