flag football

noun
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

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

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First Known Use of flag football

1947

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Definition of flag football for English Language Learners

  • : 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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