• WordNet 3.6
    • n lacrosse a game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sport Lacrosse was initially played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war
    • n Lacrosse A game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a “crosse”. The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada's national sport is lacrosse not hockey.
    • n lacrosse A game of ball played by two parties of players, twelve on each side, on a level plot of ground, at each end of which is a goal through which the players strive to hurl the ball. The ball may not be touched by the hand, but is carried in a lacrosse-stick or crosse, which each player has, and with which he throws the ball toward the opponents' goal, or passes it to one of his own side when he is on the point of being caught. That side which succeeds in making the most goals within a certain time wins. The game is of Indian origin, and is much played in Canada.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lacrosse was invented by American Indians.
    • n Lacrosse la-kros′ a Canadian game of ball, played by two sets of eleven, the ball driven through the opponents' goal by means of the Crosse, a bent stick, 5-6 ft. long, with a shallow net at one end.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. la crosse, lit., the crosier, hooked stick. Cf. Crosier
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The coiffure of the Sioux lacrosse player has often been unconsciously imitated by the fashionable hair-dressers of modern times.
"Indian Boyhood" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
Of the present commander of our, flotilla at Boulogne, Lacrosse, I will also say some few words.
"Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete" by Lewis Goldsmith
CAMBRIDGE GULF extends from Lacrosse Island in a South-South-Westerly direction for sixty-four miles.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
I guess they are old Lacross players.
"Dere Mable" by Edward Streeter
The lacrosse field is a level piece of ground with net or wire goals at each end.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
He had made his balloon without any valve at the top, and in order to descend, had fitted it with long oars, shaped like lacrosse sticks.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
I'm ready to go back to the LaCrosse Valley and stay there what little time I've got left to me.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
LaCrosse, who had reached Mercury, closest to the sun.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
He was not so much noted for his leanings towards teetotalism as towards lacrosse.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Far behind us lay the LaCrosse valley through which a slender river ran, while before us towered wind-worn cliffs of stone.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The warriors were always gamblers, playing heavily at their moccasin games and lacrosse.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Ball-play Bottom was a lacrosse field of the Indians.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
The town has long been celebrated for its lacrosse club.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
I have the following story from the lips of Baron Lacrosse, who was one of the actors in it.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Its name is derived from the Indian game of lacrosse, which was very popular there.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
The lacrosse costumes were bright and attractive.
"Indian Stories Retold From St. Nicholas" by Various
Golf, said he, is much better suited to the Indian of to-day than his old game of lacrosse.
"The Happy Golfer" by Henry Leach
Lacrosse was a poor devil whose private affairs were more or less involved.
"The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville" by Alexis De Tocqueville
The lacrosse match proceeded all the same, though M. Rouget had withdrawn the patronage of his presence.
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 3 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
Two days later Indians gathered at Fort Michilimackinac to engage in a game of lacrosse.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 5)" by Archer Butler Hulbert

In news:

This is an SU lacrosse site.
Buick LaCrosse vs Hyundai Azera vs Lexus ES 350.
There's no official tally of these things, but it's probably pretty safe to say that St Thomas More is the only high school boy's lacrosse team with a possible future NBA player as its team manager.
Oakton girls lacrosse beats Chantilly, 20-11, to win third consecutive state title.
Timon 's Brown, Recor sign on to play Division I lacrosse.
Timon lacrosse players Jackson Brown (left) and JD Recor sign on to play at the D-I level on Wednesday (Nov 14) at the high school.
BU, (Col) BU Bearcats, (Col)W Lacrosse or comment on this one below.
Topsail (Hampstead, N.C.) senior attacker Dominique Fortunato has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's lacrosse for Mount Olive College.
He began his job this past March while completing his coursework for his bio med degree from Western Tech in LaCrosse, Wis. Gemignani grew up in Beloit, Wis.
Trajan Tracey (No 19) loves being in the middle of the action, whether it's lacrosse, football or wrestling.
Cavs trip up Terps' march to lacrosse title.
Lacrosse movie features three from Tuscarora reservation.
It's off to New England for today's NCAA lacrosse semifinals.
Senior midfielder Katie Stillwell scored eight goals and added a pair of assists during the Chantilly girls' lacrosse team's 14-9 victory over Loudoun Valley Tuesday night.
Hopkins Seeded 3rd, Maryland Unseeded in NCAA Lacrosse Tournament.