[ US /ˈskɹɪmɪdʒ/ ]
[ UK /skɹˈɪmɪd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. practice playing (a sport)
  1. (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
  2. a noisy riotous fight
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How To Use scrimmage In A Sentence

  • Hearst is the kind of runner who just needs a crease to slip through the line of scrimmage.
  • On the first play from scrimmage, Oregon's star running back ran sixty-five yards and Oregon was only down by thirteen. TIES THAT BIND
  • He made three tackles in the Buc backfield and two more at the line of scrimmage.
  • It finally ended with the guy throwing an underhand pass from behind the line of scrimmage, then falling on his back at the 13-yard line in exhaustion.
  • They will shift from the line of scrimmage to the backfield, or split out as receivers.
  • On his second pass play, Leinart called an audible from the line of scrimmage, then lofted a 49-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin. USATODAY.com - Football - Kansas City vs. Arizona
  • Nobody exploited the opportunities to play press-man coverage like cornerback Kevin Rutland, who intercepted four passes in five scrimmages. Around the Big12 Conference
  • To the last microwatt of his mental energies he drove in behind Tong and Worsel like a fullback hitting the fine of scrimmage to break the opposition and drive the ball carrier forward. The Dragon Lensman
  • Friday practices during the fall were usually scrimmages and Adrian had learned to look forward to them each week; but this week was different.
  • Owners decided that coaches would fill the additional schedule time produced by the elimination of two preseason games with additional intrasquad scrimmages.
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