adjectiveinformal North American
(of a style of play in sports, especially football) aggressive and confrontational.
- ‘I love watching smash-mouth football’
- ‘they have a smash-mouth mentality’
- ‘he preferred physical, smash-mouth basketball’
- ‘The Vikings' offensive line has the brawn to play a smash-mouth style of football.’
- ‘He plays a tough, physical style that should enhance the team's desire to play a smash-mouth style with RB William Green.’
- ‘‘We are still a power running team,’ says coordinator Mike Mularkey, who prefers ‘that smash-mouth style of football.’’
- ‘The AFC North makes up for a lack of flashiness with Steel Belt fans, hard-nosed players, and old-fashioned smash-mouth football that's played outdoors.’
- ‘The line should allow the Seahawks to play smash-mouth football when the game situation or weather dictates.’
nouninformal North American American Football
An aggressive and confrontational style of play, especially a style of offensive play that relies on running the ball rather than on passing.
- ‘we're coming into this game ready to play smash-mouth’
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