blood sport

blood′ sport`
n.
spo any sport involving killing or the shedding of blood, as bullfighting, cockfighting, or hunting
Etymology: 1890–95

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • blood sport — n a sport that involves the killing of animals ▪ a demonstration against blood sports …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood sport — ► NOUN ▪ a sport involving the hunting, wounding, or killing of animals …   English terms dictionary

  • blood sport — n. any sport or contest, as fox hunting or cockfighting, that involves killing …   English World dictionary

  • blood sport — noun sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting) • Hypernyms: ↑sport, ↑athletics • Hyponyms: ↑bullfighting, ↑tauromachy, ↑cockfighting, ↑hunt, ↑hunting * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blood sport — Bloodsport or blood sport is any sport or entertainment that involves violence against animals.Bloodsport includes coursing or beagling, combat sports such as cockfighting, or other activities. These usually involve blood being drawn, and… …   Wikipedia

  • blood sport — blood sports also bloodsport N COUNT Blood sports are sports such as hunting in which animals are killed …   English dictionary

  • blood sport — any sport involving killing or the shedding of blood, as bullfighting, cockfighting, or hunting. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • blood sport — noun A sport involving the killing or the shedding of blood of animals …   Wiktionary

  • blood sport — noun (C) a sport that involves the killing of animals or birds: a demonstration against blood sports …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood sport — noun Date: 1895 a sport or contest (as hunting or cockfighting) involving bloodshed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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