- the action that takes place between the teams from the moment the ball is snapped until it is declared dead.Compare line of scrimmage.
- a practice session or informal game, as that played between two units of the same team.
verb (used with or without object), scrim·maged, scrim·mag·ing.
Origin of scrimmage
Related formsscrim·mag·er, noun
Examples from the Web for scrimmage
One of them, Troy Jones, a 19-year-old aspiring photojournalist, remembered Brown from the scrimmage line.'Go Ahead and Shoot Me': The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson's Cops|Justin Glawe|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The real line of scrimmage in American politics is the economy.Government Shutdown Melodrama Won’t Matter on Election Day 2016|Stuart Stevens|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After the scrimmage, Bustin said Lloyd was “in good spirits and everything seemed to be fine … A lot of the guys go out,” he said.
“He was mentoring a younger guy in the scrimmage about technique you should use,” he said.
Hefty chaps in a scrimmage, and both equal to engines of any kind.On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles|Thomas Charles Bridges
After all, as he didnt do it on purpose—And my bouquet, what became of that in the scrimmage?The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV)|Charles Paul de Kock
They had thought the moment favorable for joining in the scrimmage from the rear.Told in the East|Talbot Mundy
An exchange of punts followed the scrimmage, and Boxer Hall got the ball.A Quarter-Back's Pluck|Lester Chadwick
I went into the scrimmage and played the rest of the afternoon.Football Days|William H. Edwards