Definition of Subbuteo in English:
noun[mass noun] trademark
A tabletop version of soccer in which players use their fingers to flick miniature figures of footballers at the ball in order to strike it towards the goal.
- Wes got the chance to play the table-top version of the beautiful game in the event staged to mark the launch of a new version of Subbuteo.
- Friday Generations of footie fans are devastated to learn that Subbuteo is to be kicked into touch after keeping fingers flicking for more than 50 years.
- Armitage, for his part, is nostalgic about Subbuteo, the kicking, flicking football game which features heavily in the novel.
1940s: punningly from Latin Falco subbuteo 'hobby falcon', represented on Subbuteo products.
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