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bumping race

(esp at Oxford and Cambridge) a race in which rowing eights start an equal distance one behind the other and each tries to bump the boat in front
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  • I may at this point give a word of advice to a coxswain in a bumping race.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

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