- a game, originated by Indians of North America, in which two 10-member teams attempt to send a small ball into each other's netted goal, each player being equipped with a crosse or stick at the end of which is a netted pocket for catching, carrying, or throwing the ball.
Origin of lacrosse
Examples from the Web for lacrosse
They convey life forces of trees from which their lacrosse sticks were made.
If for nothing else, lacrosse matters because it reminds us the Iroquois still exist.
From this all-consuming cycle of pain and pleasure, though, one sport stands as an exception: lacrosse.
"All of the girls loved to go to the FIJI house because of the lacrosse boys," one source said.
FIJI, a source who attended Lafayette with Stocky told The Daily Beast, is mostly made up of lacrosse and baseball players.
For mother's sake I'd rather see him go back to the LaCrosse valley.A Son of the Middle Border
The shape of the Indian lacrosse stick is shown in the sketch.
Two days later Indians gathered at Fort Michilimackinac to engage in a game of lacrosse.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 5)
Archer Butler Hulbert
Lacrosse was a poor devil whose private affairs were more or less involved.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville
The game of lacrosse, which is played so much in Canada, is an Indian game, as is also tobogganing and snow-shoeing.Children's Stories in American History
Henrietta Christian Wright
- a ball game invented by Native Americans, now played by two teams who try to propel a ball into each other's goal by means of long-handled hooked sticks that are loosely strung with a kind of netted pouch
Word Origin and History for lacrosse
1718, American English, from Canadian French jeu de la crosse "game of the hooked sticks," from crosse "hooked stick," which is used to throw the ball, from Proto-Germanic *kruk-. Originally a North American Indian game. The native name is represented by Ojibwa (Algonquian) baaga'adowe "to play lacrosse."