Australian Rules football

noun

Definition of Australian Rules football

: a game resembling rugby that is played between two teams of 18 players on a field 180–190 yards long that has four goalposts at each end

First Known Use of Australian Rules football

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Australian Rules football was in 1904

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“Australian Rules football.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Australian%20Rules%20football. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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