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Sports Terms used in Different Games

Sports Terms used in Different Games: Here we have collected List of Sports Terms which are related to various Sports/ Games (such as Cricket, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, etc.) Some specific words or terms are used for some particular sports/ Games. Sports Terms is a very useful GK which asked in many competitive examinations such as UPSC, IBPS, APSC, Assam Police, SSC, Railway CBT, Banking, etc.


1. Badminton: Shuttlecock, Service court, Net, Love, Double, Forehand, Back Hand, Smash, Hit, Drop, fault, etc.

2. Baseball: Pinching, Throw, Perfect game, Homerun, Base runner, Strike, Put out, etc.

3. Basketball: Free throw, Under-head, Overhead, Technical foul, Common foul, etc.

4. Bridge: Masterpoint, Dummy, Trump, Perfect deals, Gland slam, etc.

5. Billiards & Snooker: Pull, Cue, Scoring, Cushion billiards, Hit, Object ball, Break shot, etc.

6. Boxing: Knock out, Punch, Upper-cut, Round, Ring Stoppage, Kidney punch, Footwork, Timing, etc.

7. Chess: E. L. O. rating, Grand Master, Gambit, International Master, Kings Indian Defence, etc.

8. Cycling: Sprint, Track race, Time trial, Point race, etc.

9. Cricket: Toss, Run, Wicket, Pitch, Wide ball, Dead ball, Stump, Bails, Crease, Pavilion, Gloves, Followon, Slip, Square leg,  Rubber, Ashes, Catch, Bowled, Stump out, Runout, L.B.W; Wicket Keeper, Over, Maiden over, Hit Wicket, Not out, No ball, Over Throw, Bye, Leg by, Glance, Stroke, Spot, Pull, Sixer, Followthrough, Turn, Cover drive, Late cut, Hook,, Googley, Spin, Yorker, Bouncer, Hat trick, Round the wicket, Boundry line, Runner, Cover, Gully, Long on, Over the wicket, Seamer, Silly point, Forward short leg, Deep/mid-wicket, Midwicket, Mid on, etc.

10. Athletics: Relay, Photofinish, Track, Hammar Throw, Triple, Lane, Hurdles, Shotput, Discus Throw, Jump, High Jump, Cross Country, etc.

11. Horseriding: Three-day Event, Presses, Faults, Showjumping, etc.

12. Football: Goal, Kick, Defender, Move, Head, Offside, Hat trick, Foul, Penalty kick, Dribble, Left out, Right out, Stopper, Side back, Pass, Comer-Bick, Baseline, Rebound, etc.

13. Gymnastics: Parallel bar, Floor exercise, Horizontal bar, Uneven bar, Sit up, Push up, etc.

14. Judo: Blue, white, Cocoa, Green belt, etc.

15. Hockey: Bully Sudden death, Off-side, Tiebreaker, Goal, Penalty Corner, Penalty stroke, Short corner, Hat trick, Pushin, Centre forward, Halfback, Cut, Dribble, Scoop, Astroturf, Left in, Left out,  Carried, Stick, Undercutting, Striking circle, etc.

16. Swimming: Freestyle, Butterfly, Lane, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Pool, Crawl, etc.

17. Polo: Chukker, Polo-Bunker, Mallet, etc.

18. Tennis: Service, Deuce, Break, Drop shot, Game Point, Breakpoint; Grandslam, Advantage, Smash, Shot, Grass Court, Netplay, Baseline, etc.

19. Shooting: Rapidfire Pistol, Range, Bull's eye, Air rifle, Standard rifle, Free pistol, etc.

20. Table Tennis: Volley, Drive spin, Half volley, Late service, Back-hand, Chop, etc.

21. Weight Lifting: Snatch, Jerk, etc.

22. Volleyball: Deuce, Smash, Spikers, Booster, Sidearm, Penetration, etc.

23. Wrestling: Freestyle, Point, Heave, Hal Nelson, etc.

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