Definition of ruck:
a rapidly moving throng
; a pack
of people actively engaged in something; the situation formed when a runner
is brought to ground
and one or more members of each side are enagaged above the ball
, trying to win possession
of it; a loose scrum
"1914At last, out of the ruck rose Verman, disfigured and maniacal. With a wild eye he looked about him for his trusty rake"
to act as a ruckman in a stoppage in Australian Rules football; to crease or fold
"1917 "Will you come over now and try on your dress?" Ally asked, looking at her with wistful admiration. "I want to be sure the sleeves don't ruck up the same as they did yesterday." -- Edith Wharton, Summer,"