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contact sport

noun
1.
any sport in which physical contact between players is an accepted part of play, as football, boxing, or hockey.
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Examples from the web for contact sport
  • In no other part of the world does archaeology so closely resemble a contact sport.
  • Football is a contact sport, and players understand the risk of injury when they decide to play.
  • No other contact sport gives rise to as many serious brain injuries as football does.
  • But polo, the world's toniest contact sport, remained haughtily and expensively cloistered.
  • Croquet tournaments that were contact sport as everyone tried to take home pink flamingos.
  • Although football is a contact sport that will always involve some risk, safety equipment can help reduce injuries.
  • Second impact syndrome: a risk in any contact sport.
  • He has suffered from headaches and depression, is under medical care, and can never play a contact sport again.
  • Music-making probably has never so closely resembled a commercially sponsored contact sport.

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