red rover


red rover
noun
: a game in which two teams line up facing each other, a challenged player rushes the opposition's line in an effort to break through their joined hands, and upon failure to do so becomes one of their number

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a children's game in which two teams, some distance apart, face each other and take turns designating an opposing player to run toward their line. Any player who fails to break through their clasped hands becomes a member of that team.
[1890-95, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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