Recreation and Sports

round dance
a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
 
one-hitter
a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only one hit
 
racing
the sport of engaging in contests of speed
 
skin diving
underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel
 
round
the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
 
modern dance
a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
 
merrymaking
a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
 
cotillion
a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
 
rhumba
a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
 
paper chase
an outdoor game; one group of players (the hares) start off on a long run scattering bits of paper (the scent) and pursuers (the hounds) try to catch them before they reach a designated spot
 
court tennis
an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court
 
nautch dance
an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
 
half gainer
a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board
 
track and field
participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
 
bowing
managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument
 
rain dance
a ritual dance intended to bring rain
 
jam session
an impromptu jazz concert
 
pinball game
a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets
 
bill
the entertainment offered at a public presentation
 
battledore
an ancient racket game
 
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