Definition of touchback
: a situation in football in which the ball is down behind the goal line after a kick or intercepted forward pass after which it is put in play by the team defending the goal on its own 20-yard line — compare safety
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TOUCHBACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of touchback for English Language Learners
American football : a situation in which the ball is put out of play behind the goal line after a kick or interception
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