[ skruhm ]
Definition: a place or situation of confusion and racket; hubbub.
a Rugby play in which, typically, three members of each team line up opposite one another with a group of two and a group of three players behind them, making an eight-person, three-two-three formation on each side; the ball is then rolled between the opposing front lines, the players of which stand with arms around a teammate’s waist, meeting the opponent shoulder to shoulder, and attempt to kick the ball backward to a teammate.
British. a place or situation of confusion and racket; hubbub.
to engage in a scrum.
This wasn’t to be a scrum , but a more formal announcement, with the journalists plugging into a multifeed box for the audio.
– Terry Fallis, The High Road , 2010
The half who was taking the scrum whipped the ball out in the direction of his colleague.
– P. G. Wodehouse, A Prefect’s Uncle , 1903