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.
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a city in W Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River.
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How to use lacrosse in a sentence
His three goals against Duke increased Aitken’s career point total to 169, which ranks 18th in Division I men’s lacrosse history among midfielders.Dox Aitken tried football at Villanova. The pandemic brought him back to Virginia lacrosse. | Gene Wang | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
When he started mountain biking last year at 17, she figured it would be a good father-son activity — especially because his lacrosse and football seasons were canceled.‘The pandemic trade-off’: Some parents are reassessing which kids’ activities feel safe | Hilary Potkewitz | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Overall, it is far greater than what pro lacrosse athletes have ever been given.The Premier Lacrosse League Is Trying To Change The Game | Marisa Ingemi | March 2, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
The Dallas Rattlers closed up shop after a semi-successful first run for pro lacrosse in Texas with its championship season.The Premier Lacrosse League Is Trying To Change The Game | Marisa Ingemi | March 2, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Though the University of Wisconsin and other schools shifted classes online for the remainder of the semester, he anticipates students who have jobs and apartments in La Crosse will return to town.Fears of coronavirus jump intensify in Thanksgiving’s aftermath | Sarah Kaplan | November 28, 2020 | Washington Post
Teen Wolf even features a relationship between a gay lacrosse player and a male werewolf.
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.
In the late 1800s, white players formed field lacrosse clubs and excluded Natives.
Two days later Indians gathered at Fort Michilimackinac to engage in a game of lacrosse.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 5) | Archer Butler Hulbert
"She made it a hockey versus lacrosse contest, and of course we plumped for hockey," murmured Elsie Bellamy.A Pair of Schoolgirls | Angela Brazil
Far behind us lay the lacrosse valley through which a slender river ran, while before us towered wind-worn cliffs of stone.A Son of the Middle Border | Hamlin Garland
A couple of hours' march brought us to lacrosse, the great city whose wonders I had longed to confront.A Son of the Middle Border | Hamlin Garland
It is now called "lacrosse," but its name in the language of the Iroquois Indians was O-ta-da-jish-qua-age.Yellow Thunder, Our Little Indian Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for lacrosse
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
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