See also:play, amusement, entertainment or recreation . The
See also:term was applied in early times to all forms of pastime . It was, however, particularly used of out-of-
See also:door or manly recreations, such as
See also:shooting with the
See also:hunting and the like .
See also:Modern usage has given several meanings to "
See also:sport " and " sports . " Generally speaking " sport " includes the out-of-door recreations, the "
See also:field-sports," such as fishing, shooting,
See also:fox-hunting, &c., connected with the killing or hunting of animals as opposed to organized "
See also:games, " which are contests of skill or strength played according to rules . It also includes the
See also:special class of
See also:horse-racing, the votaries of which, and also of the prize-
See also:ring, have arrogated to themselves sometimes the name of " sportsman, " applying that word even to those who follow racing simply as an occasion for betting . On the other
See also:hand, the plural " sports " is generally confined to athletic contests such as
See also:jumping, &c . (see ATHLETIC SPORTS and subsidiary articles) . In zoology and botany the word has a specific meaning of a sudden or singular variation from type, a " diversion " in a more etymological sense of the term .
SPORRAN (Gaelic sporan, purse, pouch)
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