Definition of "lacrosse" []

  • A game played on a rectangular field by two teams of ten players each, in which participants use a long-handled stick that has a webbed pouch on one end to maneuver a ball into the opposing team's goal. (noun)
  • A ball game invented by Native Americans, now played by two teams who try to propel a ball into each other's goal by means of long-handled hooked sticks that are loosely strung with a kind of netted pouch (noun)

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Use "lacrosse" in a sentence
  • "LACROSSE: Loudoun Storm Boys lacrosse is holding a skills clinic for boys ages 6-16 from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, Dulles Sportsplex 21610 Atlantic Blvd, Sterling."
  • "LACROSSE: Loudoun StormGirls lacrosse is holding tryouts for next summer's teams, 2-3: 30 p.m."
  • "VIRGINIA CASE: Details emerge in lacrosse slaying lacrosse | Comment | Recommend"