Definition of American football in English:

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American football

noun

[mass noun]
A kind of football 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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