la·crosse (lə-krôs, -krŏs)
A game played on a rectangular field by two teams of ten players each, in which participants use a long-handled stick that has a webbed pouch on one end to try to propel a ball into the opposing team's goal.
[Canadian French la crosse, from French (jeu de) la crosse, (game of) the hooked stick, from Old French croce, crosse, crosier, of Germanic origin.]
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Beth Rhodey of Salisbury University (left) and Cat Serpe of Franklin & Marshall College (right) at the NCAA Division III 2009 Women's Lacrosse Championship
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