Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology
by Adrian Room McFarland | 2010 | ISBN: 0786442263 | 180 pages | PDF | 12 MB
The specialized jargon of some sports can be quite esoteric. Non-Americans, for example, are likely puzzled by baseball terms such as bunt, cut-off man, and safety squeeze, while non-British (as well as a number of British) are likely puzzled by cricket's Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker. This new dictionary gives the definitions of over 8,000 terms used in sports and games from around the world, including mainstream sports like basketball and billiards alongside the more obscure netball and snooker. Entries cover sports equipment, strategies, venues, qualifying categories, awards, and administrative bodies, while a comprehensive system of cross-references offers assistance and clarification when needed. One appendix lists standard abbreviations of sports ruling bodies and administrative organizations.