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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The company promotes work-life balance through onsite extracurricular activities such as ping pong, foosball, a video game room and free onsite yoga classes. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018 In recreation rooms, some boys watched a soccer match on TV; some took part in a tai chi class; others played pool or foosball (in one case with a cue ball). Bob Ortega, CNN, "What it's like inside the former superstore in Texas where the US is holding 1,400 immigrant children," 14 June 2018 Fun Zone - Located by the social tent at the Lebanon Sports Complex, the fun zone will have the speed tent/radar gun for throwing, foosball, spikeball and other assorted games. Madeline Mitchell,, "An ultimate guide to the World Ultimate Club Championships held in Warren County," 6 July 2018 Maybe you’re at one of those Silicon Valley outfits that gives everyone a foosball table and a therapy rabbit. Jason Gay, WSJ, "The World Cup Case for the Glory of Morning TV," 25 June 2018 Upstairs, the restaurant turns into an entertainment destination, with pool tables, foosball, dartboards and a jukebox. Leeanne Griffin,, "La Familia Brings Authentic Bolivian Food To Canton," 25 June 2018 There, inside the brick walls of the former Schmidt’s brewery, RoundTrip enjoyed the perks of affordable rent and no office-management duties, along with cozy communal touches such as a fireplace, coffee bar, and foosball table. Diane Mastrull,, "Why patient transport firm RoundTrip moved to the middle of a Philly fire zone," 15 June 2018 From the Manuel Lanzini injury to the Israel fiasco, the Albiceleste hope to leave it all behind in their fantastic base site in Bronnitsky, equipped with foosball tables and a big screen for video games, among other amenities. Juan Pimiento,, "Teams arrive in Russia, Vieira leaves NYCFC and the best of the soccer weekend," 10 June 2018 By the way, customers can nestle in playtime niches with foosball tables. Tim Smith,, "High marks for Topside in food, drink and view," 22 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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