Meaning of scrimmage

scrim•mage

Pronunciation: (skrim'ij), [key]
— n., v., -maged, -mag•ing.
—n.
  1. a rough or vigorous struggle.
    1. the action that takes place between the teams from the moment the ball is snapped until it is declared dead. Cf.line of scrimmage.
    2. a practice session or informal game, as that played between two units of the same team.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to engage in a scrimmage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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