from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game played on a rectangular field by two teams of ten players each, in which participants use a long-handled stick that has a webbed pouch on one end to maneuver a ball into the opposing team's goal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sport played on a field between two opposing teams using sticks (crosses) and a ball, whereby one team defeats the other by achieving a higher score by scoring goals within the allotted time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a “crosse”. The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of ball played by two parties of players, twelve on each side, on a level plot of ground, at each end of which is a goal through which the players strive to hurl the ball.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal
LACROSSE: Loudoun Storm Boys lacrosse is holding a skills clinic for boys ages 6-16 from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, Dulles Sportsplex 21610 Atlantic Blvd, Sterling.
LACROSSE: Loudoun StormGirls lacrosse is holding tryouts for next summer's teams, 2-3: 30 p.m.
CNN: University of Virginia athlete charged in lacrosse player's death
Details emerging in lacrosse player's slaying as UVa. mourns
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Some notable athletes: Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, also an All-American in lacrosse; 1961 Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win it; basketball Hall of Famer Dave Bing; Vic Hanson, three-time All-American in football and basketball and the only person inducted into the College Football and Naismith basketball halls of fame.
"They want avenues of self-expression, and in lacrosse and hockey they find it."