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Definition of the noun touchback

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noun - plural: touchbacks

  1. (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone

Alternative definition of the noun touchback


  1. [American football] The result of a play (usually a kickoff or punt) in which the ball passes out the back of the end zone or a team otherwise gains possession of the ball in their own end zone.

Specialised definition of the noun touchback

Glossary of sports / American football

a play in which the ball is made dead by a player on or behind his own goal line after it has been sent across the line by the opposing team (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

when a player who gains possession of a ball in his own end zone kneels to the ground and automatically starts the next play at his own 20-yard line; also awarded if his opponent kicks the ball across the end line


"Touchback" is a 2011 drama film directed by Don Handfield.


  1. "Touchback" is a musical album of William Ross.
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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Football (2013)

by John Grasso

TOUCHBACK. A touchback occurs when the offensive team sends the ball into the defensive team's end zone by kickoff or punt and the ball is not returned. It can also occur when the defensive team intercepts the ball or recovers a fumble in ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

conversion, defense, down, drive, end zone, field goal, flare, fumble, gridiron, holding, huddle, interception, interference, kickoff, lateral, offense, offside, pass, punt, rushing, sack, safety, scrimmage, secondary, tackle, touchback, touchdown, ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

touchback 1, come or be in contact. 2, (with on or upon) allude to something briefly. — n. 1, the sense of feeling.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

switchback, tailback, tarmac, thornback, throw back, throwback, thumbtack, ticktack, tieback, tie tack, tombac, touchback, tow sack, trictrac, tripack, unpack, Welsbach, wetback, whaleback, wingback, wisecrack, woolpack, woolsack, yashmak, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2013)

Over 10,000ÊCommon and Confusing Words Explained by Diagram Group

Totemic animal Totemism Touch Touchback Touchdown Tour Tour deforce Tout de suite Tout le monde Tower Tower block Town hall Toxicology ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

Touchback (11,Don Handfield); The Art of theSteal (13, Jonathan Sobol); Bone Tomahawk (14, S.CraigZahler).

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

slapjack Slovak smack smokestack snack snowpack soundtrack stack steeplejack sumac swayback swept-back switchback tach tack tailback tamarack tarmac throwback thumbtack thwack ticktack tieback touchback track umiak unpack wac.

Google previewAcronyms & Abbreviation Dictionary: Social Media, Accounting, Government, Business, Science, Organizations, Medical, Religion (2017)

by Julien Coallier

Taxonomy, taxonomic TB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tb Terbium TB Theologische Bücherei TB Touchback TB – tuberculosis TB Tuberculosis (tubercle bacillus) TBA To be Aborted TBA To be Announced TBA To be arranged TBAG Process of ...

Google previewReforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes] (2017)

by Jeffrey A. Johnson

Forward passes are to be allowed, and whenever a forward pass crosses the goal line it shall count as a touchback. Reforms in Primary Documents | 764 “Football Rules Made at Last.

Google previewThe Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia (2013)

2nd Edition by Ray Dozier

When Scott Warren caught him from behind, Banks spilled the pigskin, and the Seminoles recoveredin theend zonefora touchback. The Nolesthen drove 76 yards in 12 plays to jump to a 70 lead late in the first quarter. Moments later, Bobby ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

quarter, spinner, yardage 8 clipping, crossbar, goal line, goalpost, gridiron, halftime 9 backfield, defensive, field goal, intercept, offensive, placekick, scrimmage, touchback, touchdown 1 1 broken field 12 interception footballer 4 Kemp (Jack), ...

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Small photo of CHAMPAIGN,IL-AUGUST 31: SIU wide receiver LaSteven McKinney (21) receives a kickoff in the end zone for a touchback during the first quarter of a game on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013.Small photo of CHAMPAIGN,IL-AUGUST 31: Illinois defensive back V'Angelo Bently (2) prepares to catch a kick off return in the end zone for a touchback during the first quarter of a game on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013. More...

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Scrabble value of T1O1U1C3H4B3A1C3K5

The value of this 9-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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