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sports

[ spawrts, spohrts ]
/ spɔrts, spoʊrts /
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adjective Also sport.
of or relating to a sport or sports, especially of the open-air or athletic kind: a sports festival.
(of garments, equipment, etc.) suitable for use in open-air sports or for outdoor or informal use.
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Origin of sports

First recorded in 1910–15; sport + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for sports

sports
/ (spɔːts) /

noun
(modifier) relating to, concerned with, or used in sportssports equipment
(modifier) relating to or similar to a sports carsports seats
Also called: sports day British a meeting held at a school or college for competitions in various athletic events
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