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  1. contact sport(noun)

    a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players


  1. contact sport(Noun)

    An athletic contest which involves a significant amount of physical contact between the participating athletes.


  1. Contact sport

    The term contact sports is used in competitive activities and medical terminology to describe sports in which players may directly or indirectly have physical contact with an opponent. Some sports, such as martial arts, are scored on impacting on an opponent, while others, including rugby football, require tackling of players for the game to be played fully. These sports are often known as full-contact, as the sport cannot be undertaken without contact. Other sports have contact, but such events are illegal under the rules of the game or are accidental and do not form part of the sport. The contact in contact sports can also include impact via a piece of sporting equipment, such as being struck by a hockey stick or football. Non-contact sports are those where participants should have no possible means of impact, such as sprinting, swimming, darts or snooker, where players use separate lanes or take turns of play. Consideration should also be given to other sports such as Moto-cross and Bicycle Moto-cross and Cycling which all involve riding/racing in packs of riders. This often results in crashing, and possible head injury. Even though these riders wear helmets, head injuries can be serious.

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How to say contact sport in sign language?

  1. contactsport


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contact sport in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contact sport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of contact sport in a Sentence

  1. Vince Lombardi, Lombardi Winning is the only thing (by Jerry Kramer):

    Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a hitting sport.

  2. Alice Cooper, BBC6 Radio, The Bruce Dickinson show:

    They say golf is not a contact sport. Not the way we play it.

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    Football is not a contact sport, it's a collision sport - dancing is a contact sport.

  4. Duffy Daugherty:

    Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.

  5. Neil Pearce:

    Evidence is accumulating on the possible long-term health risks in former contact-sport athletes, this study will start to fill this gap, and will allow us to assess whether there are long-term health problems and what their causes may be.

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