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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Canadian French
Origin: la crosse 'the crosier' (= long stick with a curved end carried by a Christian priest)

lacrosse

noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
la‧crosse [uncountable]
DSO a game played on a field by two teams of ten players, in which each player has a long stick with a net on the end of it and uses this to throw, catch, and carry a small ball

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