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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun See
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- noun rugby An
ordered formationof forwardsin which each side aims to gain controlof the ball; a scrum.
- noun American football (rare) a
- verb rugby To engage in an
ordered formationof forwardsin which each side aims to gain controlof 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The tight-head, having to absorb on his own put-in at the scrummage the pincer movement against him by the loose-head and hooker in the opposing front row, is as important as anyone on the field.
Mujati, Hartley and Soane Tonga'uiha scrummage like a French front row.
Yet, as observed last week, the 35-year-old Poite is renowned for his stern refereeing of the scrummage and, with the International Rugby Board on the warpath over collapsed scrums, there was always a good chance of acrimony.
The head of referees at the International Rugby Board is a New Zealander, Paddy O'Brien, and he is starting to make noises about not allowing the scrummage to mar the World Cup.
All concerned are also united on one other thing: that the current mess at the scrummage has to be sorted out for the good of the game.
Rowntree, who packed down against the Pumas at the 1995 World Cup, is also aware England are in a pool inhabited by numerous "big lumps" who can scrummage.
And it was not to the advantage of the visitors that he generally did not reward their aggressive scrummage.
I also think that the media scrummage detracts from the really nasty hate fuelled discrimination that really does need to be tackled.
If England concede a string of early penalties at the scrummage, the alarm bells ringing in Rowntree's magnificently cauliflowered ears will be deafening.
They have individuals of their own, such as Maxime Médard, a pack that will be looking to put England to the test at the scrummage if nowhere else.
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