Definition of fours in English:


plural noun

  • 1A race for four-oared rowing boats.

    ‘they won the women's Senior Fours at Limerick Regatta’
    • ‘Pinsent guided Britain to first place in the coxless fours at the Athens games yesterday morning to claim his fourth Olympic gold medal.’
    • ‘Stallard, the Cambridge President in 2002, was a World Championship gold medal-winner in the coxed fours in 2002 and took a world silver medal in the same boat last year.’
  • 2A competition for teams of four players, especially in bowls.

    • ‘The teams joined for the fours competition and although tipped as the favourite, came in 5th from a very strong field.’
    • ‘They will be finished this morning, along with the semi-finals of the fours.’
    • ‘Meanwhile Derbyshire's Darren Allsop has became the youngest ever English fours champion (ie, playing in a team of four).’