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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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 Inside the 9,500-square-foot, seven-bedroom property is an elaborate man cave with a screening area, a full bar and pool, poker and foosball tables. ... Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Home Down The Street From Playboy Mansion Lists For $37.5 Million," 4 June 2019 Live-action Hungry Hippos and life-size foosball let players enter the games and become part of the action. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "Suds & Slides: It's like summer camp for adults. With beer.," 18 June 2019 The Carlsbad location has a children’s play area, outdoor foosball and corn hole games, and a dozen mostly local beers on tap. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North Italia, Mendocino farms open in new North County shopping centers," 6 June 2019 Embracing failure as a means to an end may help motivate the mini-Zuckerbergs hunched over their laptops in an incubator in Palo Alto, coding to the faint rattle of a foosball table down the hall. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "The Netflix baking competition “Nailed It” teaches us how to find joy in failure," 3 June 2019 This outdoor foosball table from RS Barcelona (and available at Wayfair) is the perfect addition to any backyard, patio, or pool deck. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Outdoor Foosball Table Will Upgrade All Your Summer Barbecues," 23 May 2019 Inside, Elyson House offers a fitness center, a meeting room, and a gameroom with foosball, ping-pong and more. Houston Chronicle, "Elyson House and Elyson Café add new amenities and offerings for summer," 13 May 2018

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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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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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