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Definition of the noun american football

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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: American football game
    • 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

Specialised definition of the noun american football

Glossary of sports

a game played in the United States by two teams of 11 players wearing shoulder padding and helmets who carry, throw and kick an oval ball, with points scored by carrying the ball into a zone at the opponent's end of the field or by kicking the ball between vertical goalposts (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

ball game played by two teams of up to 45 players each; 11 players of each team can be on the field while the game is played. Players can be exchanged as often as desired. The idea of the game is to gain room, either by carrying or passing the ball, to reach the opponent's goal line, and to prevent the opponent from doing so. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / American football

a term used by non-Americans to distinguish the popular U.S. sport of football from soccer which they also call football


American Football is an emo band from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, originally active from 1997 to 2000. The band was formed by guitarist/bassist and singer Mike Kinsella, drummer Steve Lamos, and guitar player Steve Holmes. The band reunited in 2014 and is due to play a festival set and three headline shows in the fall.


  1. "American Football": American Football is the debut and only full-length album by American emo band American Football, released on September 14, 1999. Polyvinyl Records released a deluxe edition with various demos and live tracks on May 20, 2014.
  2. "American Football" a.k.a. "Polyvinyl CD Single Series: American Football" is a musical EP of American Football.
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"American Football" is a 2012 short film written and directed by Morgan Simon.

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Google previewESPN Southeastern Conference Football Encyclopedia (2009)

The Complete History by Michael MacCambridge

American football evolved from nigby. and for over a decade it shared many of its predecessors characteristics. Not until Walter Camp. the father of American football. established a point value system and rules of play (|878«82) did the sport ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of American Sports (1995)

1992-1995 supplement for baseball, football, basketball, and other sports by David L. Porter

See National Football League American Football Conference (AFC) Championships.

Google previewBoy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish

discusses North American football, specifically American football. The term is also used to describe what non–North Americans call soccer and rugby. Canadian and Australian football is related to American football but retain particular ...

Google previewThe Pacific Region: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures (2004)

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures by Jan Goggans, Aaron DiFranco

Pro Football The first American Football League (AFL), founded in 1926, lasted just one season but long enough to give the Wvest Coast its first pro football team in the Los Angeles Wildcats. When the AFL returned in 1936, L.A. received a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

of television attractions, bysigning a national contractwith theCBS television network,by mergingwith therival American Football League, andby creating, startingin1967, theSuper Bowl. When Rozelle became league commissioner inJanuary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (2000)

by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte

Upper-class college students at elite eastern colleges and universities invented American football during the last third of the nineteenth century. Although the game began as a pastime of privileged white, Anglo-Saxon Protestants, it soon ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture (2005)

by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong

American football developed inthe middleofthe nineteenth century out of rugby. The American gamedeveloped new rulesat the beginningof thetwentieth century ostensibly to make it safer (too many college boys were getting injured and killed) , ...

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I played English football - soccer - instead of American football, because we couldn't afford the equipment. (Wally Schirra)
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