from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports A play in Rugby in which the two sets of forwards mass together around the ball and, with their heads down, struggle to gain possession of the ball.
- n. Sports The mass or formation of players during such a play.
- n. Chiefly British A disordered or confused situation involving a number of people.
- intransitive v. To engage in a scrum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tightly-packed and disorderly crowd of people.
- n. 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.
- n. (rugby) In rugby union or rugby league, all the forwards joined together in an organised way. Also known as a scrummage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (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
Short for scrummage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From "scrummage", from "scrimmage" (The Heritage Illustrated Dictionary of the English Language) (Wiktionary)