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50 Metre Arc
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
One of the arcs that exist at each end of the ground, 50m from the goal line
50 Metre Penalty
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Applied by umpires to a number of different infractions when a free kick or mark has already been paid.
Ace
   is used in   
Baseball
The top pitcher on a team
Ace
   is used in   
Golf
Another term for a hole-in-one
Ace
   is used in   
Tennis
A play where one player serves and the other one watches.
Albatross
   is used in   
Golf
Another term for a double eagle, or 3-under par on any one hole. Albatross is used most commonly in the U.K.
Appeal
   is used in   
Cricket
A question to the umpire to ask if a batsman is out or what many people can't see about cricket.
Apron
   is used in   
Golf
The borders of the green.
Backline
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a position on the field. The backline consists of 3 defenders, one in the left back pocket, one in the right back pocket, and one at full-back.
Backline
   is used in   
Rugby Union
The backline consists of the centre wings and fullback. These are usually the fastest players on the field and gain the most metres
Back Pocket
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a position on the field deep in defence.
Balk
   is used in   
Baseball
An illegal motion by the pitcher
Ball-up
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Describes a method of restarting play at a neutral contest after a stoppage within the field of play.
Baseline
   is used in   
Tennis
Battery
   is used in   
Baseball
The duo of the pitcher and the catcher
Beamer
   is used in   
Cricket
A ball which goes directly at a batsman's head without bouncing. Illegal. Just not cricket.
Behind
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Worth 1 point, a behind is a kicked attempt at goal that has missed going between the centre posts, goes between the two outer scoring zones, touches a post itself, or has been touched in flight by a player. A behind can also be scored when the ball is tapped or punched through a scoring zone.
Bicycle Kick
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Birdie
   is used in   
Golf
A score on an individual hole that is one stroke below par. On a par-4, a score of 3 is a birdie; on a par-5, a score of 4 is a birdie.
Blitz
   is used in   
American Football
A defence where one or more linebackers try to sack the quarterback rather than remaining behind the line of scrimmage.
Blitz
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A rush defence designed to stifle the opposition.
Bogey
   is used in   
Golf
One over par. "Just call me sweetheart."
Bootleg
   is used in   
American Football
An offensive play where the quarterback fakes a hand-off and then moves in the opposite direction to the dummy runner.
Bouncer
   is used in   
Cricket
A short pitched ball that bounces up to the batsman's head.
Bowl
   is used in   
Cricket
Bowl
   is used in   
Ten Pin Bowling
Bully
   is used in   
Field Hockey
The method of re-starting play.
Bunker
   is used in   
Golf
Where golfers get to have a little break to play in the sand. A "bunker" is a hazard that is a hole or depression that has been filled in with sand. Golf balls seem to be attracted sand like iron filings to a magnet.
Bunt
   is used in   
Baseball
A legal hit where the batter doesn't swing.
Bye
   is used in   
Cricket
Extra runs scored when the ball goes past batsman and wicket-keeper and the batsmen run for it.
Centre Half-back
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a position in the half-back line of a football field.
Centre Half-forward
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a position on the half-forward line of a football field. The directly opposing player is a Centre-Half-Back.
Charging
   is used in   
Basketball
An offensive foul.
Charging
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
A minor penalty unless the victim doesn't get up.
Checkside Punt
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Kicking style used in Australian Rules which bends away from the body and is usually used when a set shot for goal is lined up on a narrow angle.
Chicken Wing Tackle
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A move in Australian Rules Football in which a player locks an opponent's arm so that he or she cannot legally move the ball.
Chinaman
   is used in   
Cricket
A left-handed bowler bowling wrist spin. Clear?
Clanger
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a turnover or a mistake made by a player. Its official but vague description in statistical tables is "errors including frees against".
Coast to Coast Goal
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A goal that is scored by delivering the ball from one end of the oval to the other and scoring a goal, without the opposing team touching the ball.
Coathanger
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A dangerous high tackle
Coathanger
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Dangerous high tackle
Conversion
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A kick at goal after a try or when a player moves from league to union.
Corner Kick
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Cross-checking
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
One way to hit your opponent with your stick. Only a minor penalty.
Cut
   is used in   
Cricket
Cut
   is used in   
Golf
A point in a golf tournament where the worst players are discarded.
Cycle
   is used in   
Baseball
A single, double, triple and homer in the same game is to "hit for the cycle"
Deuce
   is used in   
Tennis
A score of 40 all or 3 all, depending on which way you look at it.
Disposal
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
When a player either kicks (including from the ground) or handballs the football.
Doosra
   is used in   
Cricket
A variety of spin delivery.
Down
   is used in   
American Football
The basic unit of play within the game.
Dribble
   is used in   
Basketball
Dribble
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Dribble
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Drive
   is used in   
American Football
The series of plays a team puts together in an attempt to score.
Drive
   is used in   
Baseball
Drive
   is used in   
Basketball
Dribbling toward the basket; also called a dribble drive.
Drive
   is used in   
Cricket
Drive
   is used in   
Golf
Usually refers to shots hit with a driver, 3-wood or 1-iron or driving iron; shots hit with lesser clubs (a 3-iron, for example) might be called a "tee shot" rather than a drive.
Drop Kick
   is used in   
American Football
Drop Kick
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A type of kick that involves a player dropping the ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground.
Drop Kick
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Drop Pass
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
The act of leaving the puck behind for a teammate following to pick up.
Drop Punt
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A type of kick where the ball is held vertically, and dropped and kicked before it hits the ground, resulting in the ball spinning backwards end over end.
Duck
   is used in   
Cricket
When a batsman is out without scoring. If it happens on the first ball, it's called a "Golden Duck".
Dunk
   is used in   
Basketball
Or slam dunk if you want to be dramatic.
Eagle
   is used in   
Golf
A score of two strokes below par on any individual hole. Eagles are most commonly made on par-5s, where an eagle is a score of 3. An hole-in-one on a par-3 is technically also an eagle, but is never referred to as such.
End Zone
   is used in   
American Football
The scoring area at each end of the field of play
Enforcer
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
A goon who's on your team mainly so you don't have to play against him.
Extra
   is used in   
Cricket
Runs awarded to the batting team which aren't attributed to any individual batsman.
Face-off
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
The start of play. Or the result of some particularly vicious slashing.
Fair Ball
   is used in   
Baseball
A legally hit ball that settles on fair territory.
Fan
   is used in   
Baseball
To strike out swinging
Field Goal
   is used in   
American Football
Field Goal
   is used in   
Basketball
Any basket scored whilst the ball is in play.
Fireman
   is used in   
Baseball
A relief pitcher
Flip Shot
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
Flooding
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A tactic that involves the coach releasing players in the forward line from their set positions and directing them to the opposition forward area, congesting the area and making it more difficult for the opposition to score.
Fly Ball
   is used in   
Baseball
A ball hit in the air.
Follower
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A term used to describe the ruckman, ruck rover and rover because they have traditionally been used as players that follow the ball all around the ground, as opposed to playing in a set position
Fore
   is used in   
Golf
A warning shouted by golfers, who don't seem to like the word "Duck!"
Forward Line
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a set of attacking positions on the field.
Forward Pass
   is used in   
American Football
A play where the ball is thrown forward (usually by the quarterback). A forward pass cannot be made once the ball has passed the line of scrimmage.
Forward Pass
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A foul where the ball is passed forward. The clue's in the name.
Forward Pocket
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a position on the field deep in offense.
Four Ball
   is used in   
Golf
A type of competition for four golfers. Important not to mix four ball and match player.
Free Hit
   is used in   
Cricket
Refers to the ball bowled after a no-ball in One Day Internationals or Twenty 20 where the batsman can't be out except by run out.
Free Hit
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Free Kick
   is used in   
American Football
Any kick made to put the ball back into play, such as a kickoff.
Free Kick
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A penalty awarded by a field umpire to a player who marks a ball (catches a kick that travels 15 metres), has been infringed by an opponent or is the nearest player to a player from the opposite team who has broken a rule.
Free Kick
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Free Kick
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Fullback
   is used in   
American Football
A position in the offensive backfield
Fullback
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A position has traditionally been a purely defensive role, with the aim of preventing the full-forward from marking the ball and scoring.
Fullback
   is used in   
Field Hockey
A position behind the main line of backs
Fullback
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
A defender playing in a wide position
Fullback
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A position behind the main line of backs
Full-forward
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A position in Australian rules football and Gaelic football with a key focus on kicking goals.
Fumble
   is used in   
American Football
The act of losing the ball whilst carrying it or a description of the lost ball.
Gazunder
   is used in   
Cricket
A ball that doesn't bounce as much as expected and "goes under" the bat.
Goal Kick
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Goalsneak
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Usually describes a forward player, particularly a player in a forward pocket, who is small and nimble.
Googly
   is used in   
Cricket
A variety of spin delivery.
Green Card
   is used in   
Field Hockey
A warning given for a minor rules violation which has nothing to do with Andie MacDowell.
Green
   is used in   
Golf
Ground Ball
   is used in   
Baseball
A ball hit along the ground.
Grounding
   is used in   
Rugby Union
The act of touching the ball to the ground in the goal area.
Ground-stroke
   is used in   
Tennis
A shot made after the ball bounces.
Grubber Kick
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A type of kick which results in the ball moving erratically along the ground.
Guernsey
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Used to describe the usually sleeveless shirt worn by Australian rules football players
Hail Mary
   is used in   
American Football
A long, long pass where the quarterback might as well start praying.
Half-back Line
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to the positions of the 3 players on the field that occupy the centre-half back and left and right half-back flank positions.
Half-forward Line
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Refers to a position on the field of play consisting of a left and right half-forward flank player, as well as a centre half-forward.
Handball
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Describes a method of disposing of possession of the football by hand. It is the most frequently used alternative to kicking the ball.
Handball
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Illegal use of arms or hands
Header
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
High-stick
   is used in   
Field Hockey
High-stick
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
A foul where you wave your stick at an opponent's head.
Holding the Man
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A law in Australian Rules Football which is necessary to prevent players from slowing down play. Instead of the umpire having to bounce the ball (which gives either team an opportunity to win possession), it allows the defence a way to take possession directly from the attacking team.
Home Run
   is used in   
Baseball
A play in which the batter goes around all bases and back home without stopping.
Hook
   is used in   
Cricket
Hook
   is used in   
Golf
A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
Hooking
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
Illegal use of the stick to impede an opponent.
Hooking
   is used in   
Rugby Union
The actions of moving the ball backwards with your feet in a scrum. What a hooker does.
Hot Corner
   is used in   
Baseball
Area around 3rd base
Icing
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
A rare thing in ice hockey: a foul which doesn't involve physical violence.
Innings
   is used in   
Baseball
Innings
   is used in   
Cricket
Interchange
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Term used to describe a team position in Australian rules football, also often known as "the bench". Players on the interchange bench are not permitted to enter the field of play unless substituting for a player during the game.
Jump Ball
   is used in   
Basketball
A toss-up where 2 opposing players compete for the ball to restart play.
Key
   is used in   
Basketball
The area around the basket at each end of the court.
Kick in
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Occurs when an opposition team scores a behind, with a defender kicking the ball out from the defensive goalsquare.
Kick-off
   is used in   
American Football
Kick-off
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Kick-to-kick
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
As well as a warm up exercise before a game, the term is used to describe a social exercise played in parks, fields, streets, back yards and also as a playground game that requires at least two people.
Knock-on
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A minor foul where the ball bounces forward after hitting part of a player's upper body.
Lay-up
   is used in   
Basketball
A shot taken after a run up to the basket.
Lineout
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Used to restart play once the ball has gone into touch.
Lineup
   is used in   
Baseball
The batting order
Love
   is used in   
Tennis
A score of zero, not players getting friendly.
Maiden
   is used in   
Cricket
An over with no runs, wides or no-balls.
Match Play
   is used in   
Golf
A type of competition where points are awarded for winning each hole.
Maul
   is used in   
Rugby Union
When a bunch of players, usually forwards, get together for a cuddle and the opposition decide to join them.
Mulligan
   is used in   
Golf
In a friendly round, a chance to retake a laughable bad shot.
Nutmeg
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
To nutmeg someone is to kick the ball between their legs to get around them.
One Percenter
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A statistic kept in Australian football, and relates to a variety of actions which benefit the team, but are infrequent or defensive.
Over
   is used in   
Cricket
A series of six consecutive ball bowled by the same bowler.
Par
   is used in   
Golf
A number assigned to an individual hole and to the full collection of holes on a course that represents the expected number of strokes it should take to play each hole.
Pass Interference
   is used in   
American Football
A foul which prevents a receiver catching a pass.
Penalty Corner
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Penalty Kick
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Penalty Kick
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Penalty Kill
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
Tactics and play of a team while shorthanded
Penalty Shoot-out
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
The traditional method by which an English football team exits a competition.
Penalty Stroke
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Penalty Stroke
   is used in   
Golf
An additional stroke or strokes added to a player's score for an infraction of the rules.
Power Play
   is used in   
Cricket
Used in one-day internationals.
Power Play
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
An attack by a full strength team against one with players in the sin bin.
Pull
   is used in   
Cricket
Pull
   is used in   
Golf
Push in the Back
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A free kick awarded in Australian rules football against a player who illegally tackles or interferes with a player from behind.
Raised Ball
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Hitting the ball more than 18 inches above the ground is a foul.
Reverse
   is used in   
American Football
A running play in which the direction of attack is switched from one side to another by handing-off to another runner.
Roughing
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
Like fighting but with more shoving and less punching.
Ruck
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Position filled by the ruckman in Australian rules football.
Ruckman
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Typically a tall and athletic player who contests at centre bounces and stoppages (such as boundary throw-ins and ball-ups). The ruckman is one of the most important players on the field.
Ruck
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Running Bounce
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A skill in the sport of Australian rules football when a player, while running, bounces the ball on the ground and back to himself. This is necessary due to the ball having to touch the ground every fifteen metres whilst in play.
Rushed Behind
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
Occurs when the ball passes through the goalposts and was last touched by a defending player. It is similar to an own goal in other sports. Can be used as a tactic in gaining a free kick for the defending team.
Sack
   is used in   
American Football
A tackle on the quarterback
Safety
   is used in   
American Football
Either a defensive player or a scoring move in which an offensive player is tackled in their own end-zone.
Scrimmage
   is used in   
American Football
Scrum
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A formation used to restart play after a minor foul.
Set Shot
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A kick for goal taken in time on, in which the player can 'set' himself, rather than have to quickly react during the play.
Set Shot
   is used in   
Basketball
A shot attempted by a player while standing in place, rather than while jumping in the air
Shepherding
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
The act of legally obstructing or preventing an opposing player from gaining possession of the ball or reaching the contest.
Side in
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Used to restart play when the ball has gone into touch.
Sin Bin
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
Sin Bin
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Where players have to sit and look sheepish for ten minutes after being sent off.
Slap Shot
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
Slashing
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
A foul awarded when a player pretends to be Highlander.
Sliding Tackle
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Snap
   is used in   
American Football
The start of a play.
Snap Kick
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A hurried shot at goal taken from difficult angles such as the forward pocket and is generally across the body, over the head, over the shoulder or a scissor kick.
Spare
   is used in   
Ten Pin Bowling
Spearing
   is used in   
American Football
Tackling or otherwise contacting another player with the helmet...illegal technique
Spearing
   is used in   
Ice Hockey
A major foul where the player tries to impale their opponent on their stick.
Spear Tackle
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A dangerous tackle whereby a player lifts another player into the air and dumps them upside down.
Spear Tackle
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A dangerous tackle in rugby union, rugby league, and Australian rules football whereby a player lifts another player into the air and dumps them upside down.
Spectacular Mark
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A spectacular mark (often called a specky, speckie or speccy for short, alternatively known as a screamer or a hanger) is a term for a type of mark in Australian rules football. The typical spectacular mark involves a player jumping up on the back of another player in order to take the mark, or catch.
Stick Interference
   is used in   
Field Hockey
Hitting your opponent's stick with yours.
Strike
   is used in   
Baseball
Strike
   is used in   
Ten Pin Bowling
Stroke Play
   is used in   
Golf
Sweeper
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Tackle
   is used in   
American Football
Tackle
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
A move commonly described as a "tackle" is similar to in rugby and involves wrapping, holding or wrestling a player who has possession of the ball to the ground.
Tackle
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Involves wrapping, holding or wrestling a player who has possession of the ball to the ground.
Throw-in
   is used in   
Basketball
Throw-in
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Time on
   is used in   
Australian Rules Football
The portion of each quarter allocated for extra play which could not occur due to time being stopped.
Tip-off
   is used in   
Basketball
The jump ball that starts a game.
Touchdown
   is used in   
American Football
Scoring by possessing the ball in the opponent's end zone.
Trapping
   is used in   
Field Hockey
A foul committed by stepping on the ball.
Trapping
   is used in   
Football (soccer)
Stopping a moving ball by pressing on it with your foot.
Traveling
   is used in   
Basketball
A foul where a player takes too many steps without dribbling.
Try
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Turkey
   is used in   
Ten Pin Bowling
Three strikes in a row.


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