Sports Terminology for AFCAT and all Competitive Exams with Questions

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Here, we have listed all important sports Terminologies 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, you must know all important terms related to different sports.
  • It increases general awareness and encourages several people to join the field of sports.
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Important Sports Terminology

Sl.NoSports NameSports Terminology
1AthleticsHigh Jump, Shot Put, Relay, Discuss Throw, Track, Lane, Photo Finish, Hurdles, Hammer Throw, Triple Jump Cross Country
2Basketballhook pass, Jump ball, Lay up shot, Free throw, Common foul, Underhead, Technical foul, Overhead
3BaseballPitcher, Put out, Base runner, Homerun, Pinching, Perfect game, Throw, Strike
4BadmintonDouble fault, Smash, Drop, Shuttlecock, Service court, Fore-hand, Back Hand, Hit, Net, Love
5BoxingKidney 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
6BridgeGrand slam, Masterpoint, Perfect deals, Dummy, Trump
7Billiards and SnookerBreak Shot, Cushion Billiards, Object ball, Cue, Hit, Pull, Scoring
8CricketStump, 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
9CyclingBonk, Breakaway, Sprint, Time trial, Granny Gear, Track race, Peloton, Point race
10ChessCheckmate, Gambit, Grandmaster, Touch move, Promotion, En passant, Castling, Stalemate, Kings, Resign,
11FootballKick, Dribble, Penalty kick, Offside, Goal, Head, Move, Left out, Foul, Right out, Comer back, Stopper, Defender, Side back, Pass, Baseline, Rebound
12Golfdouble 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
13GymnasticsPush up, Sit up, Floor exercise, Parallel bar, Horizontal bar, Uneven bar.
14Horse RidingJockey, Punter, Place , Win , Protest. Showjumping, Steeple, Three-day Event, Bookies, Chase, Bets, Dresses, Faults
15HockeyRollin, 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
16JudoGreen belt, Blue, Cocoa, white
17PoloHandicap, Sixty yarders, Polo-Bunker, Mallet, Chukker
18SwimmingButterfly stroke, Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Dryland, Carpool, Reays, Lane, Pool, Crawl, False Start
19ShootingBull’s eye, Skeet, Rapidfire Pistol, Standard rifle, Free pistol, Air rifle, Marksmanship, Range, Plug
20TennisLove, Double Fault, Deuce, Drop shot, Topspin, Service, Grandslam, Advantage, Breakpoint, Shot, Break, Grass Court, Baseline, Smash
21 Table TennisTopspin, Smash, Volley, Late service, Drive spin, Backhand, Chop
22VolleyballDeuce & Smasher, Spikers, Booster, Sidearm, Penetration
23WrestlingHalf Nelson, Freestyle, Heave, Point
24Weight LiftingJerk, Snatch
25Kho-KhoPoleby, Runner, Chaser, Out, Foul
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Previous Year’s Questions from Sports Terminology

Here are the most common “Sports Terminology Questions” asked in Staff Selection Exams.

Q1. Which sport is the term ‘Butterfly stroke’ referred to? [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2004]
Answer: Swimming

Q2. In which game is the term ‘Putting’ used? [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2005]
Answer: Golf

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 & Central 2006]
Answer: Cricket

Q5. The term ‘Pitcher’ is associated with [FCI Assistant Grade-III 2012]
Answer: Baseball

Q6. Which of the following games is ‘Lay-up shot’ associated with? [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2002]
Answer: Basketball

Q7. Which sport is the term ‘bully’ connected with? [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
Answer: Hockey

Q8. Which sport is the term ‘Smasher’ associated with? [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
Answer: Volley Ball

Q9. The term “rollin” is used in [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
Answer: Hockey

Q10. The word “Jumpball” is associated with [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2002]
Answer: Basketball

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. Which sports does “Hook pass” terminology belong to?

Answer: Basketball

Q2. Which sports is the terminology lay-up shot related to?

Answer: Basketball

Q3. Which sports does “Chaser” terminology belong to?

Answer: Kho-Kho

Q4. “Offside” terminology associated with which sports?

Answer: Football

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