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spectator sport

noun
1.
any sport that can be watched by spectators, as football or basketball, usually for a fee.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for spectator-sport

spectator sport

noun
1.
a sport that attracts more people as spectators than as participants
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Contemporary definitions for spectator-sport
noun

any sport that can would be entertaining for groups of people to watch

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