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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Scrimmage \Scrim"mage\ (?; 48), n. [A corruption of skirmish.
     "Sore scrymmishe." --Ld. Berners.] [Written also
     {scrummage}.]
     1. Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight
        or struggle.
        [1913 Webster]


  
     2. (Football) The struggle in the rush lines after the ball
        is put in play.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Scrummage \Scrum"mage\ (?; 43), n.
     See {Scrimmage}.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  scrummage
       n : (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards
           of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play
           starts when the ball thrown in between them and the two
           sides compete for possession [syn: {scrum}]

















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