Summary Book Review Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology by Adrian Room:
Download pdf or read book Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology written by Adrian Room and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The specialized jargon of some sports can be quite esoteric. Non-Americans, for example, are likely puzzled by baseball terms such as bunt, cut-off man, and safety squeeze, while the non–British may pause over cricket’s Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker. This new dictionary gives the definitions of more than 8,000 terms used in sports and games from around the world, including mainstream sports like basketball and billiards alongside the more obscure netball and snooker. Entries cover sports equipment, strategies, venues, qualifying categories, awards, and administrative bodies, while a comprehensive system of cross-references offers assistance and clarification when needed. An appendix lists standard abbreviations of sports ruling bodies and administrative organizations.