Definition of touchdown in English:


Syllabification: touch·down
Pronunciation: /ˈtəCHˌdoun


  • 1The moment at which an aircraft’s wheels or part of a spacecraft make contact with the ground during landing: two hours until touchdown
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    • On touchdown, all three landing gears were sheared and the aircraft underside was substantially damaged.
    • After the second touchdown, the aircraft began to track to the left and the left wing tip contracted the terrain.
    • The pilot gets into a small bit of leftover wake turbulence, the rental aircraft wobbles just before touchdown and a wingtip catches the runway.
  • 2 Football A six-point score made by carrying or passing the ball into the end zone of the opposing side, or by recovering it there following a fumble or blocked kick.
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    • Hopefully we get a bunch of touchdowns from both sides.
    • He has 54 yards on nine carries with a touchdown at last check.
    • So far he has roamed center field more than usual, breaking up potential touchdowns in the end zone on three occasions and delivering big hits in almost every game.
  • 2.1 Rugby An act of touching the ground with the ball behind the opponents' goal line, scoring a try.
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    • Although swamped, the visitors had the satisfaction of Gareth Marks scoring three touchdowns, while Adrian Owen also caught the eye.
    • Rogers and Burke scored two tries each in the opening 40 minutes when Romania also scored a touchdown.
    • If the nine-year-old half-back scores seven tries in the final tournament of the season, he will break the record for the most touchdowns scored in a single season of club rugby league at all age levels.

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