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watersport

[waw-ter-spawrt, -spohrt, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌspɔrt, -ˌspoʊrt, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
a sport played or practiced on or in water, as swimming, water polo, or surfing.
2.
watersports, (used with a singular or plural verb) Slang. sexual activity that typically involves urinating on or being urinated on by others.
Origin of watersport
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; water + sport
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  • Telling of water sports and fun galore, and of fine times in camp.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Perhaps that was why she paid so much attention to water sports.

    The Orchard Secret

    Cleo Garis
  • An excellent swimmer, she too enjoyed sailing and all water sports.

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • Before two o'clock everybody was hurrying toward the river to see the water sports.

    Our Little French Cousin Blanche McManus
  • When engaged in water sports, he should dive at a distance from her, and come up close to her.

  • She had given a garden party in the Bois de Boulogne, with water sports, and dances of sacred dancers, brought from Asia.

    The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Water polo has become one of the most popular and fascinating of all water sports.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • And while she did not know what the rival boat could do, she was too expert at water sports to use up her last reserve of speed.

  • So I decided to cut the water sports short, and Beth and I started for a walk in the woods.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • water sports were played on the Thames such as tilting at each other with lances from different boats.

British Dictionary definitions for water sports

water sports

plural noun
1.
various sports, such as swimming, water-skiing, or windsurfing, that take place in or on water
2.
(slang) sexual practices that involve urination
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