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Definition of route one in English:
noun[mass noun] Soccer , informal
- The difference is that a number of teams adopted Hughes’ ‘Route One’ tactics, but it appears from Runciman's account that nobody wants to copy the Oakland Athletics.
- The two sides played differing games, Leodiensians getting the ball wide at every opportunity and Ribblesdale favouring a more ‘Route One’ style in which the pack had an important part to play.
1970s: from a phrase used in the 1960s television quiz show Quizball, in which questions (graded in difficulty) led to scoring a goal, Route One being the direct path.
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