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Definition of the noun american football game

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  1. a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of American football game: American football
    • more generic terms: football / football game = any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    • more specific term: touch football = a version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Football (2013)

by John Grasso

An American football game between two Native American schools, the Haskell Institute and Carlisle Indian Industrial School, won by Carlisle, 38—4, was also held in St. Louis on 27 November. This can be looked at as a demonstration event, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

The American football game passed into Canada while the British rugby game quickly took root in the British Commonwealth* territories, especially in New Zealand and in Australia.* South Africa followed more slowly, partly for political ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Encyclopedia (2015)

by John E. Kleber

Played by rules established during the first American football game, the Princeton -Rutgers game of 1869, the Centre-Transylvania match was organized by an inventive Kentucky University student named Thurgood, from Australia.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

2an American football game played after the regular season between leadVing teams. – derivatives bowlful noun (pl. bowlfuls). – origin Old English bolle, bolla, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bol 'round object', also to BOLL. bowl2 7noun ...

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