Sports Terminology - Full list of Sports Words

Sports terms are one of the most common questions asked in IBPS and other recruitment exams. In almost every exam at least 1 question is asked about sports terms. You just need to go through all these terms once to answer the questions correctly.

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Sports Terms Table (in Alphabetical Order)


Name of the SportTerms
Athletics
baton, bell lap, decathlon, discus, false start, field, foul, hammer, heptathlon, high jump, hurdles, javelin, lane, lap, long jump, marathon, middle-distance, pole-vault, relay, record, shot put, sprint, starting blocks, steeplechase, track, track and field, triple jump, Cross Country, etc.
Badminton
Alley, Back Alley, Backcourt, Balk, Baseline, Carry, Center or Base Position, Center Line, Clear, Court, Drive, Drop, Fault, Feint, Flick, Forecourt, Hairpin Net Shot, Halfcourt Shot, Kill, Let, Long Service Line, Match, Midcourt, Net Shot, Push Shot, Racquet, Rally, Serve, Service Court, Short Service Line, Shuttlecock, Smash, Wood Shot etc.
Baseball
Pinching, Home run, Base runner, Throw, Perfect game, Strike, Put out, etc.
Billiards
Cue, cannon, baulk, pot scratch, long jenny, short jenny, frame, spider, short and long rest, in-off, etc.
Boxing
Accidental Butt, Bleeder, Bolo Punch, Bout, Brawler, Break, Buckle, Canvas, Card, Caught Cold, Clinch, Corkscrew Punch, Cornerman, Counterpunch, Cross, Cutman, Dive, Eight Count, Glass Jaw, Haymaker, Kidney Punch Liver Shot, Low Blow, Mauler, Neutral Corner, Plodder, Ring G eneralship, Roughhousing, Southpaw, Spar, Stablemate, Technical Knockout, Walkout Bout, Whiskers etc.
Bridge
Contract bridge, duplicate bridge, tricks, suite , rubber, trump, grand slam, little slam, etc.
Billiards & Snooker
Pull, Cue, Hit, Object ball, Break shot, Scoring, Cushion billiards, etc. , etc.
Boxing
Knock. out, Round, Ring Stoppage, Punch, Upper-cut, Kidney punch, Timing, Foot work, etc.
Chess
Gambit, stalemate, move, resign, checkmate, etc.
Cricket
Hat-trick, maiden, follow-on, declare, bowled, caught, run-out, leg before wicket(LBW), stumped, striker, slips, gully, short leg, silly, mid-on, point, cover, mid-off, bouncer, beamer, googly, full toss, drive, cut, pull, hook, flick, etc.
Cycling
Sprint, Time trial, Point race, Trackrace, etc.
Football
Attacker, Back Heel, Back Pass, Ball Carrier, Bending the Ball, Bicycle Kick, Center Spot, Corner Flag, Corner Kick, Cross, Defender, Direct Free Kick, Dribble, Far Post, FIFA, Futsal, Give and Go, Goal Line, Goal Mouth, Goalkeeper, Header, Indirect Free Kick, Inswinger, Kickoff, Man to Man Marking, Midfielder, Nearpost, Obstruction, Offside Trap,Offside, One-Touch Pass, Penalty Spot, Red Card, Striker, Sweepe, Tackle, Volley etc.
Golf
ace, albatross, double eagle, all square, approach putt, apron, ball mark, ballooning, beach, birdie, blind shot, bogey, bunker, caddy, chip, Claw grip, condor, dogleg, dub, flag, Four-Ball, Mulligan, off the deck, peg, sand trap, tee shot etc.
Gymnastics
Aerial, Back Handspring, Back Somersault, Double Back, Double Twist, Flyaway, Front Hip Pullover, Front Pike Somersault, Front Split, Front Walkover, Gienger, Handstand, Hip Circle, Miller, Pike, Rudi, Straddle, Swedish Fall, Tsukahara, Tuck, Whip Back etc.
Hockey
Centre, defender, forward, half, penalty-stroke, penalty corner, push-in, free-hit, striking circle goal, goal-line, touch-line, goal keeper, off-side, foul, stick, carry, dribble, tiebreaker, trapping, etc.
Horse
Racing
Race course, steeplechase, bets, bookies, jockey, punter, etc.
Judo
Cocoa, Blue, white, Green belt, etc.
Polo
Mallet, bunker, chukker, handicap, goal, sixty yarder, etc.
Shooting
Bag, bull’s eye, marksmanship, plug, skeet, etc.
Swimming
Add Up, Anchor, Approved Meet, Backstroke, Banner, Beep, Bonus Heat, Bottom, Breaststroke, Bull Pen, Bulletin, Cap, Car pool, Cards, Check-In, Check-Out, Course, Dryland, False Start, Freestyle, Gun Lap, Heats, Jump, Lane Lines, Paddle, Parka, Pool, Pull Buoy, Relays, Split, Stroke, Yardage etc.
Table Tennis
Backhand, Backspin, Block, Chop, Closed, Dead ball, Doubles, Drive, Drop shot, Expedite rule, Forehand, Inverted, Let, Lob, Long pips, Loop, Match, Medium-long, Open, Penhold, Pips-in, Pips-out, Push, Receive, Seemiller, Serve, Set, Shakehands, Short, Sidespin, Skunk, Smash, Topspin etc.
Tennis
smash, cross-court, passing shot,backhand, forehand,slice, top-spin,serve, dropshot, lob, down-the-line, deuce, tie-breaker, set, game, grand slam, ace, volley, etc.
Volleyball
Assist, Attack, Attack line, Back row attack, Block, Block assist, Campfire defense, Carry, Center line violation, Chester, Coach kill, Cover the hitter, Cut shot, Deep dish, Dig, Facial, Fish, Floater, Friendly fire, Free ball, Heat, Husband-and-wife-play, Jedi defense, Joust, Jump serve, Kill, Kong, Line shot, Lollipop, Mintonette, Monument valley, Net violation, Paint brush, Pancake, Pepper, Prince/Princess of whales, Quick set, Rainbow, Red card, Redwood, Roof, Screening, Service ace, Set, Shank, Side out, Six-pack, Sizzle the pits, Spike, Strong side, Stuff, Tandem, Tip, Tool, Trap set, Tuna, Whale, Yellow card etc.
Weight Lifting
Bulking, bitch tits, shredded, Six pack, Feeling the Burn, Power Rack, Smith Machine, Muscle Memory, Pump and Toners, Cardio Bunny, Plateau, Vascularity, Supersets, Drop Sets/Strip Sets, Periodization, Pyramiding, Standard Plates and Bars etc.
Wrestling
Free style, Hal Nelson, Point, Heave, etc.

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