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Terms Associated With Sports


Sports/GamesTerms associated with them
ArcheryTarget, Bull’s Eye.
BadmintonAngled Drive Serve, Danishwipe, Double Drop, Backhand Low Serve, Bird, Deuce, Fault, Flick Serve, Forehand Smash, Let, Lob, Net Shots, Rush, Let, Smash, Love All, Net Fault, Side Out, Drop Shot.
BaseballDiamond, Hitter, Home, Pinch, Pitcher Plate, Pullout, Short Stop, Hitter, Batter, Strike, Infield, Outfield, Base, Battery, Bunting, Catcher.
BasketballBlocking, Ball, Basket, Dribbling, Free Throw, Lay-up Shot, Hook Pass, Fast Break, Held Ball, Holding, Jump Ball, Pivot.
BilliardsBaulk Line, Break, Bolting, Cannon, Cue, Hazard, In-off, Jigger, Long, Jenny, Pot, Scratch, Screw Back, Spot Stroke, Strike.
BoxingAuxiliary Point System, Babit Punch, Break, Cut, Defence, Down, Hook, Jab, Lying On, Seconds Out, Welter Weight, Knock-out, Upper Cut, Weight In.
BridgeAuction, Bid, Chicane, Cut, Declarer, Doubleton, Dummy, Finesse, Grand Slam, Little Slam, No-trumps, Over-trick, Revoke, rubber, Ruff, Shuffle, Suit, Vulnerable.
ChessBishop, Capture, Castling, Checkmate, En Passant, Gambit, Grand Master, King, Knight, Pawn, Queen, Rook, Stalemate, Sicilian Defence.
CricketBoundary, Bowling, Caught, Chinaman, Cover Drive, Crease, Doosra, Duck, Duckworth-Lewis, Fine Leg, Follow On, Full Toss, Googly, Gully, Hat-trick, Hit-Wicket, In-swinger, l.b.w., Leg-break, Leg-bye, Leg Glance, late Cut, maiden over, No Ball, Off Break, On Drive, Out, Out-swinge r, Over, over Pitch, Popping Crease, Run Out, Short Pitch, Silly Point, Slip, Square Leg, Straight Drive, Stumped, Short leg, Spin, Swing, Third-man, Yorker.
CroquetHoops, Mallet, Peg Out
FootballBlind Side, Centre Forward, Corner Kick, Dead Ball, Free Kick, Goal kick, Golden Goal, Hat-trick, Marking, Off-Side, Penalty Kick, Penalty Shootout, Red Card, Striker, Throw In, Tie-Breaker, Tripping.
GolfBogey, Bunker, Caddie, Fairway, Fourball, Greed Holes, Links, Par, Put, Rough, Stymied, Tee.
GymnasticsA-bars, Ariel, Blocks, Cone of Swing, Dish, Flairs, Giants, Kip, Tumble, Wrap.
HockeyAdvantage, Back-stick, Bully, Cary, Centre Forward, Centre, Corner, Dribble, Flick, Free-hit, Goal Line, Blue line, Green Card, Halfway Line, Hat-trick, Off-side, Red Car, Roll -in, Scoop, Short Corner, Sixteen-yard hit, Square Pass, Drop pass, Stick, Striking Circle, Tackle, Tie-breaker, Penalty Corner, Long Corner, Zonal Marking.
Horse RacingJockey, Punter, Steeplechase, Bookies, Thorough Bred.
JudoAshi-waza, chui, Dan, Dojo, Gyaku, Hajime, Ippon, Jigotai, Kaeshiwaza, Koka, Makikomi, Nage-waza, O-goshi, Randori, Scarf, Tani-Otoshi, Uchi-komvi, Waki-gatame, Yoshi, Yuko.
KarateAge Zuki, Ai-uchi, Aka, Chakugan, Dachi, Encho Sen, Fudotachi, Gedan, Geri, Hajime, Ibuki, Jion, Kakato, Koka, Makiwara, Nidan, Obi, Rei, Sanbon, Shiro, Tobigeri, Ude, Waza-ari, Yoko-geri, Zanshin, Zen-no.
Lawn TennisAce, Advantage, A let, Back hand drive, Deuce, Chip Shot, Volley, Half Volley, Let fault, Foot fault, Double Fault, Smash, Service, Grand Slam, Singles sticks, Love, Slice.
PoloBunker, Chukker, Mallet.
RowingBow, Bucket, Cow, Ergometer, Feather, Paddle, Drop, Regatta.
Rugby FootballTackle, Lines, Scrum, Touch, Try.
ShootingBag, Bull’s Eye, Marksmanship, Muzzle, Plug.
SkiingTobogganing.
SwimmingBreast Stroke, Crawl, Butterfly, Freestyle, Back Stroke.
Table TennisFoil, End line, Late control, Flat hit, Block stroke, Service, Penholder grip, Back spin, Centre line, Half Court, Side spin, Swing stroke, Push Stroke, Rally, Let, Reverse, Top Spin, Drop shot, Lob, Chopped return.
VolleyballAntennae, Attack hit, Ace, Base-line, Blocking, Doubling, Foot Fault, Heave, Holding, Jump Set, Lob Pass, Love-All, Point, Quick Smash, Scouting, Service, Spike, Tactical Ball, Volley, Windmill Service.
Weight LiftingClean and Jerk, Bench Press.
Water Polo2 metre line, 4 metre line, Goal line, Caps, Personal, Fault, Ball under.
WrestlingHalf-Nelson, Head Lock, Heave, Freestyle, Hold, Rebouts, Scissor.
YachtingSoling Tempest, Flying Dutchman, Tornado.


Q. Match the following sports/game with the terms associated with them.
Name of Sports/GameTerms
(A) Hockey(1) Gully
(B) Badminton(2) Butterfly Strokes
(C) Cricket(3) Penalty Corner
(D) Swimming(4) Bishop
(E) Chess(5) Smash


Answers : A - 3, B - 5, C - 1, D - 2, E - 4



Objective Questions on Term Associated with Sports frequently asked in SSC, CDS, NDA, PSC, Railways and other competitive examinations-
1. The term Bunker is associated with which sports?
(a) Chess
(b) Polo
(c) Swimming
(d) Boxing

2. The term Scissor is associated with which sports?
(a) Badminton
(b) Hockey
(c) Karate
(d) Wrestling

3. The term Blocking is associated with which sports?
(a) Table Tennis
(b) Rugby Football
(c) Judo
(d) Volleyball

4. The term Bull's Eye is associated with which sports?
(a) Basketball
(b) Baseball
(c) Shooting
(d) Gymnastics

5. The term Bucket is associated with which sports?
(a) Rowing
(b) Polo
(c) Horse Racing
(d) Skiing

6. The term Red Card is associated with which sports?
(a) Volleyball
(b) Billiards
(c) Cricket
(d) Football

7. The term Forehand Smash is associated with which sports?
(a) Volleyball
(b) Badminton
(c) Baseball
(d) Golf

8. The term Put is associated with which sports?
(a) Cricket
(b) Golf
(c) Karate
(d) Chess

9. The term Cannon is associated with which sports?
(a) Billiards
(b) Chess
(c) Polo
(d) Rowing

10. The term Cover Drive is associated with which sports?
(a) Cricket
(b) Football
(c) Hockey
(d) Lawn Tennis


Answers - 1(b), 2(d), 3(d), 4(c), 5(a), 6(d), 7(b), 8(b), 9(a) and 10(a).