lacrosse

\ \ [18] French la crosse means ‘the hooked stick’ (crosse was originally borrowed from a prehistoric Germanic *kruk-, from which English got crook and crutch). French speakers in Canada used the term jeu de la crossegame of the hooked stick’ to name a game played by the native Americans with netted sticks, and in due course this became reduced and lexicalized to lacrosse.
\ \ Cf.CROOK, CRUTCH

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

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  • Lacrosse — es un juego rápido entre dos equipos de diez jugadores cada uno que usan un palo con una red en la parte superior (denominados crosses en frances) para pasar y agarrar una pelota de goma con el objetivo de meter goles embocando la pelota en la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • lacrosse — ● lacrosse nom féminin Synonyme de crosse. ● lacrosse (synonymes) nom féminin Synonymes : crosse lacrosse [lakʀɔs] n. m. ÉTYM. Attesté 1888, in Petiot …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lacrosse — 1718, American English, from Canadian Fr. jeu de la crosse game of the hooked sticks, from crosse hooked stick, which is used to throw the ball, from P.Gmc. *kruk . Originally a N.Amer. Indian game. The native name is represented by Ojibwa… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lacrosse — La*crosse , n. [F. la crosse, lit., the crosier, hooked stick. Cf. {Crosier}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lacrosse — Lacrosse, T., Baron de L., geb. 1794 in Brest, Sohn des unter der Republik u. dem Kaiserreiche bekannten Admirals L., diente von 1809–13 in der Marine, trat 1813 in die Kaisergarde u. nahm nach dem Sturze Napoleons seinen Abschied. Nach der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • lacrosse — ► NOUN ▪ a team game in which a ball is thrown, carried, and caught with a long handled stick bearing a net at one end. ORIGIN from French (le jeu de) la crosse (the game of) the hooked stick …   English terms dictionary

  • lacrosse — [lə krôs′] n. [CdnFr < Fr la, the + crosse, a crutch, hockey stick < ML crucia: see CROSIER] a game, similar to field hockey, in which two teams of ten men or twelve women each, using long handled, pouched rackets, try to throw a small… …   English World dictionary

  • Lacrosse — Sport imagesize = 225px caption = Lacrosse being played in Finland union = International Lacrosse Federation / International Federation of Women s Lacrosse Associations nickname = Lax first = As early as the 12th century AD, North… …   Wikipedia

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  • lacrosse — /leuh kraws , kros /, n. a game, originated by Indians of North America, in which two 10 member teams attempt to send a small ball into each other s netted goal, each player being equipped with a crosse or stick at the end of which is a netted… …   Universalium

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