Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology by Adrian Room

By Adrian Room

The really good jargon of a few activities may be very esoteric. Non-Americans, for instance, are most likely questioned by means of baseball phrases equivalent to bunt, cut-off guy, and defense squeeze, whereas the non–British may well pause over cricket’s Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker.
This new dictionary offers the definitions of greater than 8,000 phrases utilized in activities and video games from around the globe, together with mainstream activities like basketball and billiards along the extra imprecise netball and snooker. Entries hide activities gear, suggestions, venues, qualifying different types, awards, and administrative our bodies, whereas a complete method of cross-references bargains assistance and explanation whilst wanted. An appendix lists commonplace abbreviations of activities ruling our bodies and administrative organizations.

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