ruck

noun
\ ˈrək How to pronounce ruck (audio) \

Definition of ruck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the usual run of persons or things : generality trying to rise above the ruck— Richard Holt
b : an indistinguishable gathering : jumble
2 : the persons or things following the vanguard finished the race in the ruck

ruck

verb
rucked; rucking; rucks

Definition of ruck (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of ruck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But the Teros were inspired to push hooker German Kessler over from a ruck. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wales keen to forget Uruguay result and mull quarterfinal," 13 Oct. 2019 New Zealand followed up a perfect lineout with a perfect maul, then an inch-perfect cross-field and a perfect ruck to allow Matt Todd to score. Matias Grez, CNN, "All Blacks reach Rugby World Cup semifinals with seven-try demolition of Ireland," 19 Oct. 2019 And far from home, Martinez, Uecker, Kimball and Coy will carry 20-pound rucks on Omaha Beach. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "On D-Day, San Antonio veterans recall faces of war that never fade," 6 June 2019 When Manu Tuilagi went over to score the first try after just 90 seconds, picking the ball out of the ruck and launching himself over the line, New Zealand had barely even touched the ball. Matias Grez, CNN, "England stuns New Zealand to book its place in the Rugby World Cup final," 26 Oct. 2019 England won 74 of 76 rucks, missed fewer tackles than the All Blacks and, crucially, scored three tries. Daniel Gallan, CNN, "Mission improbable: How to beat the All Blacks," 24 Oct. 2019 Lock Tevita Cavubati was yellow-carded for carelessly diving shoulder-first into a ruck, and Biggar set up Adams in the left corner with a kick over the defense for a converted score in the 17th. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wales reaches RWC quarterfinals after thrilling win vs Fiji," 9 Oct. 2019 As Marines they were used to carrying rucks weighing 80 pounds. Ryan Prior, CNN, "A veteran carried a fellow Marine up a mountain after he lost his legs in Afghanistan," 27 Aug. 2019 Starting in Carmel Valley, players rucked their way across Highway 56 to Westview High, the finish line to donate enough items in their ruck sacks like toothbrushes and razors to supply almost 400 veterans at the Veterans Village. Pomerado News, "Football players join veterans for annual ‘ruck’ walk," 14 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Starting in Carmel Valley, players rucked their way across Highway 56 to Westview High, the finish line to donate enough items in their ruck sacks like toothbrushes and razors to supply almost 400 veterans at the Veterans Village. Pomerado News, "Football players join veterans for annual ‘ruck’ walk," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ruck

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruck

Noun

Middle English, heap, pile, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick — more at rick

Verb

ruck, noun, wrinkle

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27 Jan 2020

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“Ruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rucked. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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ruck

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How to pronounce ruck (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ruck

rugby : a group of players who are trying to get the ball while it is on the ground
British : ordinary or normal people or events
British, informal : a fight especially among a group of people

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