Strange Sports Terms
Are you a true sports fan? Can you identify the sport by its slang? If yes, play our strange sports terms quiz now and check your knowledge.
Strange Sports Terms you must Know:
1. Home Stretch
Sports: Horse Racing
The final phase of the race is called a home stretch. On a racecourse, the home stretch is the final part of the track on which the race finishes.
2. Frozen Rope
When the ball moves in a hard, fast and straight direction when it is thrown by the fielder or hit by the batman it is called a Frozen rope.
A dime is an “assist” to the player to make their call. When one player passes the ball to his teammate to score the goal it is called a dime.
1. Rugby Is the National Game of Which Country?
- A. Paraguay
- B. Ireland
- C. New Zealand
- D. England
It is the action of kicking, rolling, dribbling and pushing the ball between the opponent’s legs and regaining possession of the ball. “Nutmegging” is a tease in the game of soccer that could drive the opponent crazy.
Runners usually bonk when their energy level drops constantly and every step becomes difficult especially at the final stage in the race.
It is a Swedish term which means speed play. It is running at different paces or alternating between speedrunning and jogging to avoid tiredness and it’s a lot of fun, unlike conventional running styles.
Sport: Ice Hockey
Originating from the word decoy it is the act of faking the opponent out of position through the ways of handling the stick, changing the direction and speeding up all of a sudden and fooling the defender to go around them.
8. Catch a Crab
It happens when you fail to flip the oar for another stroke and fail to pull it from the water on time. The blade gets caught up in the water and acts like a brake and sometimes makes the oar eject toward you.
Sport: Football and Basketball
It is a timeout session which is called out by the coaches immediately before the opponent player sets to attempt a critical field goal. This literally jeopardises the chance of scoring a goal.
A deuce in tennis occurs when the score is tied at 40-40. A player must then score two consecutive points to win the match.
It’s a great athletic moment when the player dunks the ball over another player and scores a goal in a commanding manner.
12. Rusty Gate
When the defender swings his crosse behind his back around the defender to dislodge the ball from his opponent’s crosse, it is called a rusty gate check.
13. Beat to the punch
The act of striking the opponent with the first move and beating him to the punch without letting him overpower is called beat to the punch.
14. Bump and Run
A technique used to slow down a player so that a goal can be scored on the field.
When a serve is missed by the opponent player and the ball successfully lands in the service box it is called an Ace.
Two players perform the sequence of a bump, set, spike and repeat as a warm-up process which is called as pepper.