Recreation and Sports

hare and hounds
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
 
rugger
a form of football played with an oval ball
 
plunge
a brief swim in water
 
lacrosse
a game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal
 
roulette
a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in
 
rollerblading
skating using Rollerblades
 
lecture demonstration
presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about
 
chanting
the act of singing in a monotonous tone
 
baseball
a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
 
hornpipe
a British solo dance performed by sailors
 
riding
the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
 
habanera
a Cuban dance in duple time
 
match play
golf scoring by holes won
 
field hockey
a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved hockey sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
 
improvisation
a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
 
dressage
maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
 
Royal National Eisteddfod
an eisteddfod with competitions in music and drama and poetry and the fine arts
 
rope-a-dope
a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches
 
pas de trois
(ballet) a dance for three people
 
judo
a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan
 
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