Recreation and Sports

professional football
football played for pay
 
four-hitter
a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 4 hits
 
funambulism
walking on a tightrope or slack rope
 
crooning
singing in a soft low tone
 
variation
(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
 
jitterbug
a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
 
fantan
a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
 
lecture demonstration
presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about
 
light show
a display of colored lights moving in shifting patterns
 
dirty trick
an unkind or aggressive trick
 
badminton
a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
 
fly casting
casting an artificial fly as a lure
 
softball
a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
 
programme
a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
 
transposition
(music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards
 
mambo
a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
 
sexcapade
a sexual escapade; an illicit affair
 
feria
(in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
 
beguine
a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
 
rowing
the act of rowing as a sport
 
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