Definitions for lacrosseləˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs
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a game, originated by Indians of North America, in which two 10-member teams try to send a ball into each other's goal, each player using a crosse or stick at the end of which is a netted pocket for catching, carrying, or throwing the ball.
Origin of lacrosse:
1710–20, Amer.; < CanF: lit., the crook (stick used in the game). See crosse
a game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal
A sport played on a field between two opposing teams using sticks (crosses) and a ball, whereby one team defeats the other by achieving a higher score by scoring goals within the allotted time.
Origin: Borrowed from la crosse.
a game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a "crosse". The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field