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spectator sportnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​sport that ​people go to ​watch: Football is ​certainly the ​biggestspectatorsport in ​Britain.
(Definition of spectator sport from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spectator sportnoun [C]

 us   /ˈspekˌteɪ·t̬ər ˌspɔrt, ˌspoʊrt/
a sport that ​people go to ​watch: Swimming is a ​popularform of ​recreation but not a ​popular spectator sport.
(Definition of spectator sport from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spectator sport”
in Chinese (Simplified) 观赏性体育项目…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開放民眾觀賞的體育項目…
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