Definition of rugby
: 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
Recent Examples of rugby from the Web
Inspired by a rugby shirt a designer found at a vintage shop and recreated for sale back in the aughts, the capsule collection is full of fun, tropical brights made for warm-weather fun.
A rugby team played catch with kids, and some adults, along the way.
The 44-year-old has been paralyzed from the waist down following a rugby incident in 1990.
Founded in 1973 by Yvon Chouinard as a rock-climbing outfitter that sold rugby shirts and corduroy shorts, Patagonia was never really supposed to do nearly a billion dollars in sales.
Ruby Megan, her daughter with Welsh rugby player Gavin Henson, was born in September 2007, followed by a son, Dexter Lloyd, in January 2009.
Reggae musicians including UB40, Fiji, Spawnbreezie, plus island dance, tattoo showcase, car show, rugby tournament, carnival, food, vendors.
For the first time, the USOC is holding open tryouts for team members, both male and female, for four Olympic sports: bobsled, skeleton, track cycling and rugby.
Drake played basketball, field hockey and rugby at Springfield College.
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Origin and Etymology of rugby
Rugby School, Rugby, England
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
Definition of Rugby
town on the Avon River in Warwickshire, central England population 71,000
RUGBY Defined for English Language Learners
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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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rugby
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