touch football

noun

Definition of touch football

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

Examples of touch football in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some play touch football, or bring hockey gear for the occasion. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Oct. 2021 This episode has everything: touch football, sibling rivalry, roommate conflict over a cute girl, a Troll doll (remember those?) of inexplicable import, and, most importantly, Phoebe Buffay in a ridiculously cute That Girl T-shirt. Emma Specter, Vogue, 11 Oct. 2021 It’s used for softball, basketball, touch football and Little League practice. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 It’s used for softball, basketball, touch football and Little League practice. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 It’s used for softball, basketball, touch football and Little League practice. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 My wife, Michelle, and I and our three children spent many happy hours there playing baseball, soccer, and touch football, and having picnics in a beautiful setting. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Aug. 2021 It’s used for softball, basketball, touch football and Little League practice. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 This setting is made for players who are fast, much like touch football. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 20 June 2021

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First Known Use of touch football

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of touch football was in 1913

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1 Nov 2021

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“Touch football.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touch%20football. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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touch football

noun

English Language Learners Definition of touch football

: 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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