touch football

noun
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of touch football

: football played informally and chiefly characterized by the substitution of touching for tackling

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First Known Use of touch football

1913

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TOUCH FOOTBALL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of touch 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 touched by an opponent


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