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English definition of “sportsman”

sportsman

noun [C]     /ˈspɔːts.mən/ US  /ˈspɔːrts-/ (plural -men   /-mən/   )
a man who plays sport , especially one who plays it wellCompetitors and participants in sports and games someone who plays sport in a way that shows respect and fairness towards the opposing player or team : He'll be remembered both as a brilliant player and as a true sportsman.Justice and fairness
(Definition of sportsman noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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