Meaning of American football in English:

American football

Pronunciation

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noun

mass nounBritish
  • A form of team game played with an oval ball on a field marked out as a gridiron. Points are scored mainly through touchdowns and field goals. Each side has eleven players on the field at any time.

    In the US called simply football

    ‘Having experienced professional football and American football he is eager for rugby to take on similar codes of practice.’
    • ‘What I don't want is for football to become American football.’
    • ‘The three most popular American spectator sports are baseball, basketball and American football.’
    • ‘There are some people on the other side of the world who are tossing insults at American football, the game and the players.’
    • ‘The rules and strategies of cricket, baseball, rugby and American football, by contrast, are less straightforward.’
    • ‘Boxing, wrestling, and American football are favorite sports in both parts of Samoa.’
    • ‘The game expresses the important value of competition: unlike soccer, American football games can never end in a tie.’
    • ‘The ferocity of the game helped establish then-fledgling American football as a major sport.’
    • ‘Taking in a game of American football or baseball is part of the cultural experience and Philadelphia is a great place to be a spectator.’
    • ‘Blair's flash of genius came after watching the traditional Monday night American football game in a sports bar.’
    • ‘Wheelchair rugby combines elements of basketball, American football and ice hockey and it is played on a basketball court.’
    • ‘For those unfamiliar with the sport, it's related to both soccer and American football.’
    • ‘Funnily, baseball and American football don't figure high in Andrew's sporting agenda.’
    • ‘It's also planned to extend the technology to other sports, such as horse racing and American football.’
    • ‘At school, Eisenhower proved to be a star athlete excelling in both baseball and American football.’
    • ‘He spent his summers in the swimming pool and the winters playing American football.’
    • ‘The same applies to most contact sports, be they individual sports like sumo or team sports like American football.’
    • ‘And the boys try to challenge Uncle Pete and his friends to a full-contact game of American football.’
    • ‘My family is not a family that gets into the sport of American football.’
    • ‘They were also widely used in American football, a sport of controlled aggression.’