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touch down

verb

Definition of touch down

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to place (the ball in rugby) by hand on the ground on or over an opponent's goal line in scoring a try or behind one's own goal line as a defensive measure

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to reach the ground :  land



    Examples of touch down in a sentence

    1. <the plane will touch down in about 30 minutes>



    1864

    First Known Use of touch down

    1864

    Rhymes with touch down

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