What does scrum mean?

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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


  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)


  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".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Barack Obama:

    For those of us who are more often in the scrum of politics, we call folks like Judge Garland 'civilians,' and so, suddenly being placed in a war zone like this is something that you want to make sure they're mindful of.

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