Definitions for scrumskrʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scrumskrʌm(n.; v.)scrummed, scrum•ming.

  1. (n.)a rugby formation in which opposing forwards huddle and struggle for possession of the ball.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

  2. Brit. a place or situation of confusion and racket; hubbub.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, British

  3. (v.i.)to engage in a scrum.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

Origin of scrum:

1885–90; short for scrummage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrum, scrummage(noun)

    (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

Wiktionary

  1. scrum(Noun)

    In rugby union or rugby league, all the forwards joined together in an organised way. Also known as a scrummage.

  2. scrum(Noun)

    A tightly-packed and disorderly crowd of people.

    A scrum developed around the bar when free beer was announced.

  3. scrum(Noun)

    Specifically used in the Canadian media to describe a tightly-packed group of reporters surrounding a member of the Canadian House of Commons while in the Parliament Buildings.

    A scrum formed around Scott Brison shortly after he announced his candidacy for the federal Liberal leadership.

  4. Origin: From "scrummage", from "scrimmage" (The Heritage Illustrated Dictionary of the English Language)

Freebase

  1. Scrum

    Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing software projects and product or application development. Its focus is on "a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal" as opposed to a "traditional, sequential approach".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

scrum(noun)

in rugby football, a struggle for the ball by the rival forwards hunched tightly round it.

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