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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A scrum.
  • intransitive v. To engage in a scrum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball; a scrum.
  • n. (rare) a scrimmage.
  • v. To engage in an ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See scrimmage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as scrimmage.

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

Etymologies

Alteration of scrimmage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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