Gaelic football

noun

Definition of Gaelic football

: football played chiefly in Ireland between teams of 15 players who are permitted to dribble, kick, punt, or punch the ball with the fists but may not throw it or run with it

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First Known Use of Gaelic football

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Gaelic football.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaelic%20football. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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