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Definition of "scrimmage" []

  • Football The contest between two teams from the time the ball is snapped until it is declared dead. (noun)
  • Sports A practice session or informal game, as between two units of the same team. (noun)
  • A rough-and-tumble struggle; a tussle. (noun)
  • A skirmish. (noun)
  • Sports To engage in a scrimmage. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrimmage" in a sentence
  • "Taylor said the injury affects him most when trying to move sideline-to-sideline but that running "straight downhill" or attacking the line of scrimmage is "not a problem.""
  • "The Gold-Blue scrimmage is scheduled for April 23 and will be the first one held at night."
  • "The Blue-White scrimmage is scheduled for April 10 (tentative, because of various health issues)."