rugby

play
noun, often capitalized rug·by \ˈrəg-bē\

Definition of rugby

  1. :  a football game in which play is continuous without time-outs or substitutions, interference and forward passing are not permitted, and kicking, dribbling, lateral passing, and tackling are featured

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Origin and Etymology of rugby

Rugby School, Rugby, England


Rugby

play
geographical name Rug·by \ˈrəg-bē\

Definition of Rugby

  1. town on the Avon River in Warwickshire, central England population 71,000




RUGBY Defined for English Language Learners

rugby

play
noun

Definition of rugby for English Language Learners

  • : a game played by two teams in which each team tries to carry or kick a ball over the other team's goal line


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