Canadian football

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of Canadian football

:a game resembling American football that is played on a turfed field between two teams of 12 players each

First Known Use of canadian football

1894


CANADIAN FOOTBALL Defined for English Language Learners

Canadian football

noun

Definition of Canadian football for English Language Learners

  • : a game that is like American football and is played on a field between two teams of 12 players each


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