from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sport, such as football, hockey, or boxing, that involves physical contact between players as part of normal play.
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- n. : An athletic contest which involves a significant amount of physical contact between the participating athletes.
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- n. a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
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Neither rugger nor any form of contact sport had ever been my choice or capability.