foosball

noun, often capitalized
foos·​ball | \ ˈfüz-ˌbȯl How to pronounce foosball (audio) \

Definition of foosball

: a table game resembling soccer in which the ball is moved by manipulating rods to which small figures of players are attached

called also table soccer

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Formerly known as Cafe at Wild Things!, the restaurant will serve burgers, barbecue sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, beer, wine and have games like giant Jenga, Connect 4, air hockey and a foosball table. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Bucking traditions at new Korean restaurant, plus more Chicago restaurant openings," 23 July 2019 On site, in a converted three-story elementary school built in 1929, there are no foosball tables or vintage arcade games like in Silicon Valley. Richard Morgan, Fortune, "Japan’s Would-Be Silicon Valley Wants You," 23 July 2019 For the duration of the assault, the lights in the gym remained off and the door was barred by a foosball table. Luis Ferré-sadurní, BostonGlobe.com, "Teenager accused of rape deserves leniency because he’s from ‘good family,’ judge says," 3 July 2019 For the duration of the assault, the lights in the gym remained off and the door was barred by a foosball table. Luis Ferré-sadurní, BostonGlobe.com, "Teenager accused of rape deserves leniency because he’s from ‘good family,’ judge says," 3 July 2019 For the duration of the assault, the lights in the gym remained off and the door was barred by a foosball table. Luis Ferré-sadurní, New York Times, "Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says," 2 July 2019 So far, Karv Communications has been paid $342,000 by the fund, as well as being given the gift of a foosball table, lobbying records show. Anchorage Daily News, "In the aftermath of Khashoggi murder, Saudi influence machine whirs on in Washington," 20 Mar. 2018 Indoors is reminiscent of a community center, with air hockey, foosball and a vintage Pac-Man machine, plus a bar selling $5 glasses of rosé and $6 pints of local craft beer. Washington Post, "24 things to do in the D.C. area this Fourth of July holiday weekend," 3 July 2019 For the older set, Teen Zone is a crash pad with social media suites, air hockey and foosball. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "After Hurricane Irma, St. Martin resorts have rebuilt to become bigger and better," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of foosball

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foosball

probably modification of German Tischfussball, from Tisch table + Fussball soccer, from Fuss foot + Ball ball

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foosball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of foosball

: a table game resembling soccer in which the ball is moved by turning rods to which small figures of players are attached

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