arena football


Definition of arena football

: a game resembling American football that is played on a shorter indoor field between two teams of eight players each

Examples of arena football in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joshua Bush, a former assistant coach at Miami Northwestern and arena football player, takes over this season in his first year as a head coach. Adam Lichtenstein,, 25 Aug. 2021 This is not the first time the arena football team has ran into difficulties. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 23 July 2021 Bush played college football at Western Michigan and spent 13 seasons playing arena football. Adam Lichtenstein,, 30 June 2021 Only four Preds players entered the season with arena football experience, including three that remain on roster from the 2019 team. J.c. Carnahan,, 18 June 2021 Going home Jones, 54, moved from his home state of North Carolina to Rapid City, S.D., in 1999 to play arena football. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Moss moved on to the Carolina Panthers and the Los Angeles Kiss arena football team before signing with the Bears in July 2014 after wide receiver Terrence Toliver injured his foot. Tracy Swartz,, 5 Aug. 2020 Tally Adams will serve as coach for Thunder, bringing 22 years of coaching and playing experience in arena football. Wells Dusenbury,, 29 Nov. 2019 Over the past several months, McKibben was part of his agency’s negotiations to bring an arena football team to Oakland Arena, formerly Oracle Arena, to fill a void left when the Golden State Warriors moved to San Francisco. David Debolt, The Mercury News, 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of arena football

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Arena football.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of arena football

: a game that is like American football but that is played indoors on a shorter field


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