A skirmish or tussle.
In team sports, practice through actual play.

Scrim"mage (?; 48), n. [A corruption of skirmish. "Sore scrymmishe." Ld. Berners.]] [Written also scrummage.]

1.

Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle.

2. Football

The struggle in the rush lines after the ball is put in play.

 

© Webster 1913.

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