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sportsman

noun [C] uk   /ˈspɔːts.mən/ us    /ˈspɔːrts-/ ( plural -men   /-mən/   )
a man who plays sport, especially one who plays it well 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.
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