Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A scrum.
  • intransitive verb To engage in a scrum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as scrimmage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See scrimmage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rugby An ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball; a scrum.
  • noun American football (rare) a scrimmage.
  • verb rugby To engage in an ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of scrimmage.]

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