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British Dictionary definitions for field sports

field sports

pl n
  1. sports carried on in the open countryside, such as hunting, shooting, or fishing
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Historical Examples

  • Thus, field-sports are not altogether confined to gentlemen.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

    Various

  • Though the field-sports were over, the fiesta of San Juan was not yet ended.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • Politics did not interest him, nor literature, nor field-sports.

  • He was a passionate admirer of field-sports, which we often pursued together.

    The Lady of the Lake

    Sir Walter Scott

  • The Roman nobles did not care for field-sports as the northern nations did.

    Legal Lore

    Various