Definitions for scrummageˈskrʌm ɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
scrum•mageˈskrʌm ɪdʒ(n.; v.i.)-maged, -mag•ing.
Category: British, Sport
Ref: scrum (defs. 1, 3). 1 3
Origin of scrummage:
perh. orig. a dial. var. of scrimmage
(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
An ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball; a scrum.
To engage in an ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball.