Meaning of “contact sport” in the English Dictionary

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"contact sport" in British English

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contact sportnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.tækt ˌspɔːt/ us /ˈkɑːn.tækt ˌspɔːrt/

a sport such as rugby or American football in which players are allowed to touch each other when, for example, they are trying to get the ball

(Definition of “contact sport” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)