Important Sports Terminologies

Terms related to sports are asked in the general awareness section of various competitive exams. Here is the complete list of Important terminologies related to sports that an aspirant should know. 


Important Terms Related to Sports

Terms related to Cricket

Beamer, Appeal, Bails, Edge (snick or nick), Maiden, Yorker, Golden duck, Seam, Bouncer, Doosra, Googly, Third man, Twelfth man, Wide Ball, Spin, Dead ball, Runout, Hit Wicket, Powerplay, Catch, Sixer, No ball, LBW, Maiden over, Stumped, Follow on, Crease, etc

Terms related to Hockey

Short corner, Bully, Dangle, Faceoff, Slapshot, Offside, Hattrick, Goal, Penalty Corner, Penalty stroke, Pushing, Cut, Scoop, Bender, Delayed Penalty, Celly, Five-hole, Hand Pass, Hash marks, The House, etc

Terms related to Boxing

Bare Knuckle, Blocking, Check hook, Club Fighter, Liver shot, Bob and Weave, Bolo punch, Long Cunt, Overhand punch, Carded Boxer, Upper cut, etc

Terms related to Football

Offside, Move, Goal Line, Yellow card, Red card, Counterattack, Hattrick, Foul, Goal Mouth, Left out, Rightout, Goalkeeper, Stopper, Defender, Header, Side back, Pass, Inswinger, Baseline, Rebound, Kickoff, Comer back, Goal Kick, Near post, etc

Terms related to Tennis

Ace, Ad Court, Advantage, Alley, Angle-game, Backhand, Ball, Ballboys, Baseline, Crosscourt, Double Fault, Forecourt, Footfault, Service, Deuce, Advantage, Game Point, Breakpoint, etc

Terms related to Badminton

Service, Deuce, Smash, Drop, Net, Game, Love, Double Fault, Shuttlecock, Fore-hand, Back Hand, Hit, etc

Terms related to Baseball

Pitcher, Strike, Diamond, Bunting, Home Run, Put Out, Base runner, Throw, etc

Terms related to Basketball

Alley-oop, Dunk, Box-Out, Carry the Ball, Cherry Picking, Lay-up, Fast Break, Traveling, Free throw, Common foul, Underhead, Technical foul, Overhead, etc.

Terms related to Billiards

Jigger, Break, Scratch, Cannons, Pot, Cue, In Baulk, Pot Scratch, In Off, Pull, Hit, Object ball, Scoring, etc

Terms related to Golf

Hole, Bogey, Put, Stymie, Tee, Links, Putting The green, Ace, Albatross, Double eagle, All square, Approach putt, Apron, Ball mark, Ballooning, Beach, Birdie, Blind shot, Bogey, Bunker, Caddy, etc

Terms related to Wrestling

Freestyle, Illegal Hold, Nearfall, Clamping, Point, Heave, etc

Terms related to Table Tennis

Smash, Drop, Deuce, Spin, Late Service, Volley, Drive spin, Half volley, Backhand, Chop, etc

Terms related to Shooting

Bag, Plug, Skeet, Bull's eye, Rapidfire Pistol, Standard rifle, Free pistol, Air rifle, Range, etc.

Terms related to Chess

Gambit, Checkmate, Stalemate, Check, Move, etc

Terms related to Volley Ball

Blocking, Doubling, Smash, Point, Serve, Volley, Spikers, Booster, Deuce, Sidearm, Penetration, etc

Terms related to Judo

White, Blue, Green belt, Cocoa, etc

Terms related to Polo

Mallet, Goal, Sixty yards, Chukker, Polo-bunker

Terms related to Swimming

Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly stroke, Pool, Crawl, Add Up, Anchor, Carpool, Dryland, False Start, Heats, Jump, Lane Lines, Paddle, Split, Stroke, Yardage, etc.

Terms related to Athletics

Hurdles, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, High Jump, Triple Jump, Cross Country, Pole-vault, Relay, Track, Lane, Sprint, Steeplechase, Track and field, etc.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sports Terminologies

Bulls eye is a term related to which sport?

Bulls eye is a term related to Shooting.

Smash is a term related to which sport?

The term Smash is used in Badminton, Tennis and Table Tennis.

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