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 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, "South Dakota town lashes back at George Floyd, his uncle after Confederate flag fight," 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,, "‘Bachelorette’ front-runner Dale Moss was dumped by the Bears," 5 Aug. 2020 Tally Adams will serve as coach for Thunder, bringing 22 years of coaching and playing experience in arena football. Wells Dusenbury,, "South Florida now has an arena football team —and they’re looking for players," 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, "Alameda DA’s office opens investigation into controversial Oakland coliseum naming deal," 11 Sep. 2019 Louisville's new arena football team will have to wait a year to play. Kelly Ward, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Xtreme arena football team's season canceled due to coronavirus," 13 Mar. 2020 The team will have to replicate the dimensions and boundary walls for arena football. Wells Dusenbury,, "South Florida now has an arena football team —and they’re looking for players," 29 Nov. 2019 After a brief stint playing arena football, Gamble dedicated himself to training full-time. Washington Post, "For this former NFL player’s foundation, a new focus on empowering Baltimore’s young women," 10 Sep. 2019 Several players talked about what the fans can expect from the fast pace of arena football. Jonas Shaffer,, "For Brigade star QB Randy Hippeard, a long, strange trip through football's farthest reaches," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of arena football

1986, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2020

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“Arena football.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of arena football

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

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