between schools, or representative of different schools, especially secondary schools: interscholastic athletics.

Origin of interscholastic

First recorded in 1895–1900; inter- + scholastic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for interscholastic

Historical Examples of interscholastic

  • He fought his way into the finals at the interscholastic meet but that was all.

    One Way Out

    William Carleton

  • If he is at school, he should enjoy all privileges in interscholastic athletics.

  • Tomorrow they were to play Stanley High for the Interscholastic championship.

    A Boy Knight

    Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott

  • It is to be regretted that all the interscholastic cracks will not meet at Newport.

  • Presently the long line was crouching on the mark, the pistol sounded, and the interscholastic meeting had begun.

    For the Honor of the School

    Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for interscholastic



(of sports events, competitions, etc) occurring between two or more schools
representative of various schools
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