flag football

noun

Definition of flag football

: a variation of football in which a player must remove a flag attached to the ballcarrier's clothing to stop the play

Examples of flag football in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Arizona Cardinals hosted multiple flag football camp for girls at State Farm Stadium in recent weeks. Drew Schott, The Arizona Republic, 30 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, flag football numbers increased from roughly 5,829 in 2015 to 7,000 in 2020. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the World Games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 2 May 2022 The pregame entertainment will be the 17th annual MUSS Utah Alumni Association flag football game, set for 11 a.m. Also on campus, about a mile away, the SLC Marathon will begin at the Olympic Legacy Bridge. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 Fawcett was married to Lee Majors, who was on a flag football team with Weatherly. Danyel Smith, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Her older brothers, twins in the fifth grade, played flag football for their school last fall. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 18 Apr. 2022 Devers’ daughters initially weren’t interested in sports until Karsen joined the school flag football team. Karen Rosen, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flag football

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flag football was in 1947

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Last Updated

25 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Flag football.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20football. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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