American football

noun

Definition of American football

: an American game that is played between two teams of 11 players each and in which the ball is moved forward by running or passing

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American play
  1. : an American Indian of North America or South America

  2. : a native or inhabitant of North America or South America

  3. : a native or inhabitant of the U.S. : a U.S. citizen

  1. : of or relating to America

  2. : of or relating to the U.S. or its possessions or original territory

football play
  1. : any of several games played between two teams on a usually rectangular field having goalposts or goals at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line, into a goal, or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking: such as

  2. : soccer

  3. : rugby


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