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[waw-ter-spawrt, -spohrt, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌspɔrt, -ˌspoʊrt, ˈwɒt ər-/
a sport played or practiced on or in water, as swimming, water polo, or surfing.
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
First recorded in 1915-20; water + sport Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I wonder if they have water sports or anything like that up here in the summer, said Fred.

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

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Were new at it, as you probably noticed, he went on, and Randall is just getting into the water sports.

    The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick
  • Boxer Hall, to be sure, now held this title, having defeated Fairview in the annual water sports in the Spring.

    The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for water sports

water sports

plural noun
various sports, such as swimming, water-skiing, or windsurfing, that take place in or on water
(slang) sexual practices that involve urination
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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