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

Examples of foosball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ping pong, cornhole and foosball tournaments get the competitive juices flowing and get coworkers up and cheering. 20. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona-Medium Companies," 7 June 2018 Whitewashed walls and neutral tones allow for the bold artworks to stand out, such as a bright pink Damien Hirst piece mounted above a black-and-white foosball table. Sophie Dodd,, "See Inside Elle Macpherson's Art-Adorned $8.1 Million Mansion in Miami," 11 Nov. 2019 Colorado Pumpkin Patch in Monument Your ticket includes a farm animal petting area, tractor hay rides, laser tag, human foosball, a straw maze, pony rides, bounce pillow, tube swings, straw slides and more. Beth Rankin, The Know, "A guide to Colorado corn mazes, pumpkin patches and fall farm festivals," 4 Oct. 2019 Green and white subway tile, colorful metal chairs and fresh graphics (along with a foosball table) are an elegant complement to light, wooden bar tops and the open-beam ceiling. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "Away Days, city’s newest brewery, comes home in Southeast: Portland Breweries Series," 23 Sep. 2019 The final stop on the trail, Hog Island Beer Co. in Orleans, features an expansive Bavarian-style beer hall that includes numerous table games, such as foosball, shuffleboard, and ping-pong., "Cape Cod is officially awash in craft beer - The Boston Globe," 10 Sep. 2019 Other activities will include a car, truck and motorcycle show from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 3; a human foosball tournament; and bingo games from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4. Myrna Petlicki,, "Get together with your neighbors at La Grange Endless Summerfest," 19 July 2019 At the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the 12,000-square-foot Level Up offers classic pool, foosball and ping pong as well as an arm wrestling table and Giant Pac-Man. Elaine Glusac,, "See ya, Celine. Hello, Gaga. Vegas is getting a millennial makeover as resorts cater to the next generation of hedonists.," 27 Aug. 2019 Games include corn-hole, ping pong, Connect Four, and foosball. Camila Vallejo,, "Say goodbye to summer: 11 things to do over Labor Day weekend," 26 Aug. 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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13 Dec 2019

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“Foosball.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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