flag football


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 Games like Ultimate Frisbee and flag football, Ms. Foecke says, help improve team communication, while also working hand-eye coordination and cardio. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Team That Digs Deeper to Have Fun," 8 Oct. 2018 That could allow other sports like soccer, lacrosse and flag football to use the field turf, while at the same time cutting down on the inordinate amount of time that rec department workers spend on groundskeeping. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Ball put in play for new turf at Cisar baseball field in Solon Community Park," 26 Aug. 2019 In addition to the flag football league and program for the Woodlawn team, the foundation hosts other football training camps and mentoring programs for city youth. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "For this former NFL player’s foundation, a new focus on empowering Baltimore’s young women," 30 Aug. 2019 Police recovered a folding knife with what appeared to be blood on the blade from a nearby playfield where young people were playing flag football, charging papers say. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Prosecutors allege ‘deliberate cruelty’ in stabbing death of a 71-year-old Bellingham man," 9 Oct. 2018 No one watching those Pats complained this was flag football. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Despite flaws, NFL game remains more watchable than NBA, MLB," 30 Aug. 2019 Having flag football as an alternative to tackle football is important. Brion O’connor, BostonGlobe.com, "When it comes to football, kids rallying ’round the flag," 23 Aug. 2019 Birmingham City Councilor William Parker keeps dreaming big about the opportunities for Legion Field, and one of his latest visions is to get adult flag football into the lineup in some way for the 2021 World Games in Birmingham. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al, "Flag football at Legion Field for World Games? Could be," 19 Aug. 2019 Sklar was also dealing with a chronic hamstring issue, discovered by his doctor after playing flag football and repeatedly pulling his hamstring before the diet. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Intermittent fasting and a new passion helped him lose 95 pounds," 26 Aug. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of flag football

: a form of American football in which the player with the ball is not tackled but instead must stop when another player removes a piece of cloth that is attached to the player's waist

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