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Field Game

Definition of the noun field game

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  1. an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: outdoor game = an athletic game that is played outdoors
    • more specific terms:
      • field hockey / hockey = a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field
      • football game / football = any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
      • hurling = a traditional Irish game resembling hockey
      • ball game / ballgame = a field game played with a ball
      • cricket = a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players
      • lacrosse = a game invented by American Indians
      • polo = a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball
      • pushball = a game using a leather ball six feet in diameter
      • ultimate frisbee = a game between two teams whose players try to toss a Frisbee to one another until they cross the opponents goal

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

a field game played with a ball. The Iroquois Indians have long played it in Canada. The game was introduced to England and the United States not far from 1867, in which ...

Google previewThe twentieth century home encyclopedia and gazetteer (1904)

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Football, a field game played in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. The game is said to have originated among the Romans, but it was under the guidance of the public schools of Great Britain that it advanced and became ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1919)

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La Crosse is a field game, played with a ball and a stick of light wood bent like a bishop's crozier. The origin of the game is probably Indian, but its development is the work of the Canadians. Polo is said to have originated in ancient Persia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Sport (1999)

From Ancient Times to the Present by David Levinson, Karen Christensen

Hurling, considered perhaps the fiercest and fastest of all team games, is the national field game of Ireland. It is played by two teams of 15 players, who use sticks (hurleys or camans) made of ash to hit a small, hard ball (slitter or sliothar).

Google previewA Dictionary of Sports Studies (2010)

by Alan Tomlinson

American football An eleven-a-side field game played by men, with historical connections to *Rugby Union football and association *football. Some forms of football were played by students at Princeton, Yale, and Harvard in the first half of the ...

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