touch football

noun

Definition of touch football 

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

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Robbins maintains children should only play flag or touch football until at least age 12 because so many studies show early exposure to tackle football may permanently harm the brain. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents' fear of concussions grows," 5 May 2018 Participating in a draft eve clinic for local children, Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick and Rashaan Evans were out there playing touch football with the students. Michael Casagrande, AL.com, "How Minkah Fitzpatrick, Rashaan Evans relieved stress draft eve," 25 Apr. 2018 Why, in other words, are Republicans playing touch football while Democrats play tackle? Hugh Hewitt, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Why not a Senate GOP crusade to confirm judges?," 10 Apr. 2018 To play touch football, kids need a football and a street or parking lot, of which there are plenty in the inner city. Roy Bragg, San Antonio Express-News, "Planned East Side ballpark is key for baseball’s future," 27 Feb. 2018 The evening will be capped with a touch football game. Clarence Hill, star-telegram, "Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott to host women's football clinic | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Feb. 2018 Here's the pitch: Nicolaisen's barbecue tongue-wielding character challenges Dr. Pepper vendors a three of whom include Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, longtime NFL receiver Steve Smith and a platypus a to a game of two-hand touch football. Andrew Greif, OregonLive.com, "The closest the Ducks will come to the latest College Football Playoff might be this UO linebacker-turned-actor," 1 Jan. 2018 Fernando Llorente was found after some intricate one-touch football outside the Los Blancos area before sliding in goal-machine Kane with a beautiful first-time pass. SI.com, "Spurs Grind Out Well Deserved Draw on Disappointing Night for Real Madrid," 17 Oct. 2017 On July 4, the Fab Five rented a house in Newport Beach and played two-on-two touch football on the sand before the sun dropped and the fireworks exploded. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Jared Goff Is Thriving at the Center of Les Snead’s Two-Phase Plan," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of touch football

1913, in the meaning defined above

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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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