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lacrosse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacrosse  \La*crosse"\,  n.  [F.  la  crosse,  lit.,  the  crosier, 
  hooked  stick.  Cf  {Crosier}.] 
  A  game  of  ball,  originating  among  the  North  American  Indians, 
  now  the  popular  field  sport  of  Canada,  and  played  also  in 
  England  and  the  United  States.  Each  player  carries  a 
  long-handled  racket,  called  a  ``crosse''.  The  ball  is  not 
  handled  but  caught  with  the  crosse  and  carried  on  it  or 
  tossed  from  it  the  object  being  to  carry  it  or  throw  it 
  through  one  of  the  goals  placed  at  opposite  ends  of  the 
  field. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lacrosse 
  n  :  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 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Lacrosse,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  99143 




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