Definition of first down in English:

first down

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American Football
  • The score achieved by a team who have kept possession of the ball by advancing at least ten yards in a series of four downs.
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    • The Chiefs' last two games have yielded some huge numbers - more than 70 first downs, 1,000 total yards and 101 points.
    • The first-team offense netted 297 yards and 12 first downs.
    • Seattle's first-string offense had just 16 total yards and no first downs in the first quarter.

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