Here we have listed all important sports Terminology for the AFCAT exam. It is also important for SSC, RRB NTPC, UPSC, and all other state-level exams.
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Sports terminology meaning
• Sports terminology refers to important terms used in the field of sports.
• These terms are very important for understanding specific sports because each term describes a specific event in that game.
• If you are preparing for any competitive exam then you must know all important terms related to different sports.
• It increases general awareness and encourages several people to join the field of sports.
Important Sports Terminology
|Sl.No||Sports Name||Sports Terminology|
|1||Athletics||High Jump, Shot Put, Relay, Discuss Throw, Track, Lane, Photo Finish, Hurdles, Hammer Throw, Triple Jump Cross Country|
|2||Basketball||hook pass, Jump ball, Lay up shot, Free throw, Common foul, Underhead, Technical foul, Overhead|
|3||Baseball||Pitcher, Put out, Base runner, Homerun, Pinching, Perfect game, Throw, Strike|
|4||Badminton||Double fault, Smash, Drop, Shuttlecock, Service court, Fore-hand, Back Hand, Hit, Net, Love|
|5||Boxing||Kidney punch, Eight Count, Knock out, Accidental Butt, Caught Cold, Ring Stoppage, Punch, Round, Upper-cut, Timing, Footwork, Bleeder, Bolo Punch, Bout, Brawler, Break, Roughhousing, Southpaw, Spar, Buckle, Canvas, Card, Clinch, Corkscrew Punch, Cornerman, Counterpunch, Cross, Cutman, Dive, Glass Jaw, Haymaker, Neutral Corner, Plodder, Ring Generalship, Stablemate, Technical Knockout, Walkout Bout, Whiskers, Liver Shot, Low Blow, Mauler|
|6||Bridge||Grand slam, Masterpoint, Perfect deals, Dummy, Trump|
|7||Billiards and Snooker||Break Shot, Cushion Billiards, Object ball, Cue, Hit, Pull, Scoring|
|8||Cricket||Stump, Stroke, Cover drive, Googley, Overthrow, Square leg, Wicket Keeper, Hattrick, Midwicket, Silly point, Pitch, Pavilion, Yorker, Gully, Long on, Bails, Crease, Toss, Run, Wicket, Gloves, Over,beamer, Followon, Rubber, Spin, Ashes, Catch, Bowled, Stump out, Runout, L. B. W; Hit Wicket, Not out, No ball, Wide ball, Dead ball, Maiden over, Bye, Leg by, Late cut, Hook, Glance, Shot, Pull, Sixer, Follow Through, Turn, Bouncer, Round the wicket, Over the wicket, Seamer, Boundry line, Slip, Runner, Cover, Mid on, Forward short leg, Deep/mid-wicket|
|9||Cycling||Bonk, Breakaway, Sprint, Time trial, Granny Gear, Track race, Peloton, Point race|
|10||Chess||Checkmate, Gambit, Grandmaster, Touch move, Promotion, En passant, Castling, Stalemate, Kings, Resign,|
|11||Football||Kick, Dribble, Penalty kick, Offside, Goal, Head, Move, Left out, Foul, Right out, Comer back, Stopper, Defender, Side back, Pass, Baseline, Rebound|
|12||Golf||double eagle, birdie, Ace, Albatross, all square, caddy, chip, Claw grip, condor, approach putt, apron, ball mark, bogey, ballooning, beach, blind shot, sand trap, tee shot, bunker, dogleg, dub, flag, Four-Ball, Mulligan, off the deck, peg|
|13||Gymnastics||Push up, Sit up, Floor exercise, Parallel bar, Horizontal bar, Uneven bar.|
|14||Horse Riding||Jockey, Punter, Place , Win , Protest. Showjumping, Steeple, Three-day Event, Bookies, Chase, Bets, Dresses, Faults|
|15||Hockey||Rollin, Charging, Bully, Short corner, Goal, Penalty Corner, Off-side, Penalty stroke, Pushing, Cut, Undercutting, Scoop, Dribble, Centre forward, Halfback, Astroturf, Left in, Left out, Carried, Stick, Striking circle|
|16||Judo||Green belt, Blue, Cocoa, white|
|17||Polo||Handicap, Sixty yarders, Polo-Bunker, Mallet, Chukker|
|18||Swimming||Butterfly stroke, Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Dryland, Carpool, Reays, Lane, Pool, Crawl, False Start|
|19||Shooting||Bull’s eye, Skeet, Rapidfire Pistol, Standard rifle, Free pistol, Air rifle, Marksmanship, Range, Plug|
|20||Tennis||Love, Double Fault, Deuce, Drop shot, Topspin, Service, Grandslam, Advantage, Breakpoint, Shot, Break, Grass Court, Baseline, Smash|
|21||Table Tennis||Topspin, Smash, Volley, Late service, Drive spin, Backhand, Chop|
|22||Volleyball||Deuce & Smasher, Spikers, Booster, Sidearm, Penetration|
|23||Wrestling||Half Nelson, Freestyle, Heave, Point|
|24||Weight Lifting||Jerk, Snatch|
|25||Kho-Kho||Poleby, Runner, Chaser, Out, Foul|
Previous Year’s Questions from Sports Terminology
Here are the most common “Sports Terminology Questions” asked in Staff Selection Exams.
Q1. The term ‘Butterfly Stroke’ is referred to in which sport? [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2004]
Q2. In which game the term ‘Putting’ is used? [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2005]
Q3. Which of the following terms is not associated with Football? [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2005]
A. Penalty Kick
B. Free Kick
C. Penalty Stroke
D. Off Side
Answer: penalty stroke (Hockey)
Q4. The term ‘Beamer’ is associated with _:
[SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax &
Q5. The term ‘Pitcher’ is associated with :
[FCI Assistant Grade-III 2012]
Q6. ‘Lay-up shot’ is a term associated with which of the following games? [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2002]
Q7. The term ‘bully’ is connected with which sport? [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
Q8. The term ‘Smasher’ is associated with which sport? [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
Answer: Volley Ball
Q9. The term “rollin” is used in: [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
Q10. The word “Jumpball” is associated with
[SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2002]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1. “Hook pass” terminology belongs to which sports?
Q2. The terminology lay-up shot is related to which sports?
Q3. “Chaser” terminology belongs to which sports?
Q4. “Offside” terminology associated with which sports?
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