1 (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
EtymologyA corruption of skirmish.
Scrimmage (sometimes spelled scrummage), which derives from or is cognate to the word "skirmish", can refer to:
- A scrimmage, an informal or practice game between members of the same sports team
- A scrimmage, an exhibition game or informal match between two teams or individual competitors which does not go on record or have title consequences
- The line of scrimmage in American football and related games
- The scrummage (or scrum) formation (or a ruck) in rugby (the "scrimmage" spelling is very rare in this context in modern times)
- A scrimmage game, or "pick-up" game, in amateur football (soccer) — a game in which the players generally do not know each other prior to playing; players often circulate among known fields in their area and ask to join a game or team that they find particularly fitting for their skill level, availability, etc.
- Scrimmage hockey or pick-up hockey, American ice hockey variants
- A scrimmage (shortened "scrim") in online games (mostly First Person Shooters) is a battle or match between two different clans or guilds.
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