Definition of sportswoman in US English:



  • A woman who takes part in sports, especially professionally.

    • ‘Historical figures, sportsmen and sportswomen, politicians, and intellectuals contribute to a common identity.’
    • ‘A sportswoman, Baker is somewhat of a celebrity.’
    • ‘Another knee problem that has been observed in sportswomen is a higher incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries.’
    • ‘Just the tonic for a serious sportswoman like Marcella!’
    • ‘She sought sponsorship in order to further her aims as a sportswoman.’
    • ‘The 30 per cent limit also applies to ‘professional’ sportsmen and sportswomen.’
    • ‘I'm not much of a sportswoman, it is great that you have the chance to play whatever you like.’
    • ‘Mothers of sportsmen and sportswomen play an enormously important role in the sporting lives of their offspring and yet, very often, that contribution is unrecognised.’
    • ‘And in accordance with tradition, I call upon the sportsmen and sportswomen of the Commonwealth to assemble in four years time in Melbourne, Australia, to celebrate the 18th Games.’
    • ‘Sportsmen and sportswomen climbed into the trees, filling hats and bags.’
    • ‘That Rowell is a remarkable sportswoman is undeniable.’
    • ‘Childbirth usually meant the end of a sportswoman's career, no matter what sport, in that era.’
    • ‘Until the media learns to treat sportswomen with a little interest, we shall continue to have a dearth of role models.’
    • ‘Sportsmen and sportswomen, and clubs and associations, need to be mindful of this.’
    • ‘Competition has been exceptionally high with the British adventurers competing against professional sportsmen and sportswomen from around the world.’
    • ‘Sportsmen and sportswomen everywhere know that an ice pack can reduce the pain and swelling of a soft tissue injury.’
    • ‘In her younger days Margaret was a keen sportswoman and played Camogie with her beloved Kilcarry.’
    • ‘Dozens of talented sportswomen turned up for the annual Girls' Football Funday which featured a football tournament involving 24 teams.’
    • ‘Politicians, writers, sportswomen, actors and personalities have all contributed footwear to the auction.’
    • ‘She is also a keen sportswoman and plays soccer and Gaelic football.’
    sportsman, sportsperson
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