Welcome to SportsDefinitions.com

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Welcome to SportsDefinitions.com, an essential reference for sports terms and phrases categorized into over 150 sporting games & events. Here you will find over 5,000 definitions for your favourite sports from basketball to badminton, soccer to skiing, ice hockey to IndyCars...and everything in between, we have it all!

You’ll be sure to learn something new, whether you are an experienced sports fan or someone with limited knowledge looking to broaden your sporting lingo.


Browse by Sport

  1. In-line Skating
  2. Mountaineering
  3. Skateboarding
  4. Weightlifting
  5. Cycling
  6. Mountain Biking
  7. Betting
  8. Fishing
  9. Greyhound Racing
  10. Horse Racing
  11. Cross Country Running
  12. Field Events - Discus
  13. Field Events - Hammer
  14. Field Events - Javelin
  15. Field Events - Pole Vault
  16. Field Events - Triple Jump
  17. Modern Pentathlon - General Terms
  18. Modern Pentathlon - Shooting
  19. Orienteering
  20. Track Events - General Terms
  21. Track Events - Marathon
  22. Track Events - Steeplechase
  23. Triathlon/Ironman - Cycling
  24. Triathlon/Ironman - Running
  25. Cross Country Running - Mountain/Fell Running
  26. Field Events - General Terms
  27. Field Events - High Jump
  28. Field Events - Long Jump
  29. Field Events - Shot Put
  30. Modern Pentathlon - Fencing
  31. Modern Pentathlon - Riding
  32. Modern Pentathlon - Swimming
  33. The Olympic Games
  34. Track Events - Hurdles Events
  35. Track Events - Relay Events
  36. Track Events - Walking Events
  37. Triathlon/Ironman - General Terms
  38. Triathlon/Ironman - Swimming
  39. Fencing
  40. Judo
  41. Karate
  42. Sports Injuries
  43. Tae Kwon Do
  44. Wrestling
  45. Boxing
  46. Sumo Wrestling
  47. Thai Kickboxing
  48. Badminton
  49. Netball
  50. Squash
  51. Table Tennis
  52. Tennis
  53. Basketball
  54. Volleyball
  55. Men's Gymnastics
  56. Men's Gymnastics - Horizontal Bar
  57. Men's Gymnastics - Pommel Horse
  58. Men's Gymnastics - Vault
  59. Sports Acrobatics
  60. Men's Gymnastics - Floor Exercise
  61. Men's Gymnastics - Parallel Bars
  62. Men's Gymnastics - Rings
  63. Sports Psychology
  64. Women's Gymnastics
  65. Aerobatics
  66. Engines and Technology
  67. IndyCars
  68. Motocross
  69. Motorcycling - Trials
  70. Powerboat Racing
  71. Rallycross
  72. Stock Car Racing
  73. Drag Racing
  74. Formula One
  75. Karting
  76. Motorcycling
  77. NASCAR
  78. Rally Driving
  79. Speedway
  80. American Football
  81. Baseball
  82. Cricket
  83. Gaelic Football
  84. Hurling
  85. Rounders
  86. Rugby Union
  87. Soccer
  88. Australian Rules Football
  89. Field Hockey
  90. Rugby League
  91. Bowling
  92. Pool
  93. Snooker
  94. Bowls
  95. Golf
  96. Skittles
  97. Sports Footwear
  98. Archery
  99. Archery - Field Archery
  100. Darts
  101. Shooting - Rifle Shooting
  102. Archery - Target Archery
  103. Diving
  104. Rowing
  105. Swimming
  106. Scuba Diving
  107. Surfing
  108. Figure Skating
  109. Curling
  110. Ice Hockey
  111. Skiing
  112. Snowboarding