[spawrts-muh n, spohrts-]
Origin of sportsman
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Examples from the Web for sportsmen
You are a model for sportsmen, disabled and abled bodied sportsmen, all over the world?Pistorius Prosecutor: ‘Say I Shot And Killed Her!’
April 9, 2014
The basketball sneaker has a long and lucrative history, especially for the sportsmen who become the brands' ambassadors.How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World
March 16, 2014
He worked helping disabled people in America and did sports, coached other sportsmen.Ibragim Todashev’s Father: My Son Was Innocent
May 24, 2013
The King is the first name listed under the heading “30 Years of Friends and Sportsmen.”Spanish Royals Under Fire
April 16, 2012
Sportsmen rarely linger in the preserves where there is no game.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
This class of sportsmen may be divided into the in, and the out-door marksmen.
The noise is as if a thousand sportsmen were out for a battue.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
But what is the use of expecting moderation or discretion from sportsmen?
There was no affectation or finnicking now: all alike were sportsmen.
- a man who takes part in sports, esp of the outdoor type
- a person who exhibits qualities highly regarded in sport, such as fairness, generosity, observance of the rules, and good humour when losing
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Word Origin and History for sportsmen
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