noncontact

adjective

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

Examples of noncontact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Optimist Youth Football and the Treasure Valley Women’s Flag Football League joined forces this spring to bring a noncontact flag football league to the Boise area. Rachel Roberts, Idaho Statesman, 26 Apr. 2024 On the second day of training camp, Ramsey sustained a noncontact meniscus tear that sidelined him for the first seven games of the regular season. Daniel Oyefusi, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 Vanderbilt, who usually defends an opponents top perimeter player, suffered a noncontact injury to the foot during the first half of the Lakers’ upset win in Boston on Thursday. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 Vanderbilt suffered a noncontact injury to his right foot during the first half of the Lakers’ upset win in Boston on Thursday. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Helena raises her arms in celebration upon scoring one of those noncontact spares. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Both Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno again skated in red noncontact sweaters during Thursday’s optional skate. Conor Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2023 Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce went down with in a noncontact ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings — but returned to action after halftime. David K. Li, NBC News, 9 Oct. 2023 Mikkelson said Valley Christian Academy, an educational ministry of First Baptist Church, does not have an issue with its boys’ teams playing against teams with girls on the roster for noncontact sports, such as basketball and baseball, and has done so in the past. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2023

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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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“Noncontact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncontact. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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